Shmyhal encourages Ukrainians to import generators, notes international support

21 November 2022, 11:09 AM
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Every Ukrainian can import a generator or charging station from abroad without having to pay taxes and customs duties, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said in a message posted on Facebook on Nov. 20.

He wrote that Ukraine is currently importing about 8,500 generators per day.

"The Ukrainian energy system is under attack,” Shmyhal wrote.

“The government is bracing for all possible scenarios, among other things, we’re intensifying the import of energy generating facilities."

Shmyhal also noted the support coming from other countries.

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“Canada has issued five-year government bonds worth CAD 500 ($373) million. Everyone is welcome to purchase these bonds to contribute to the strengthening of the Ukrainian economy,” he wrote.

The World Bank Group had mobilized additional financing of $4.5 billion for Ukraine under the Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance in Ukraine (PEACE) Project, the prime minister wrote.

He said this money would be used to make social payments, and to pay Ukrainian officials’ salaries.

Earlier, Shmyhal said about half of the Ukrainian energy system had been damaged by Russian missile strikes on the country’s critical infrastructure.

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