Over 200 shipments of power equipment needed to restore Ukraine’s damaged energy infrastructure have arrived in the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported at a session of the government on Dec. 23.
"New initiatives of Ukraine and Ukrainian support appear every day in Europe and the world,” he stated.
“Over 200 cargo shipments with power equipment have already arrived. The EU promised to mobilize 900 generators for us.”
Shmyhal added that businesses and residents have already brought over 500,000 mostly low-capacity generators to the country in order to survive the winter amid regular Russian shelling of Ukraine’s power grid
The Prime Minister explained that Ukraine’s partners have also offered to provide large generators that are capable of powering important facilities such as hospitals and pumping stations with electricity.
Russian troops have been attacking critical Ukrainian infrastructure since October 2022. Kyiv asked has asked its partners for equipment to repair and restore dam-aged infrastructure.
So far, there have been nine mass missile and drone strikes on Ukrainian cities and infrastructure, leaving millions of Ukrainians without power. Each attack numbers dozens of missiles and often dozens of drones.
Emergency power rationing has been introduced throughout the country, with the worst situation currently near the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, as well as in the capital of Kyiv.