Zelenskyy says Ukraine needs gas and electricity worth hundreds of millions of euros

15 December 2022, 05:15 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS)

Ukraine needs two billion cubic meters of gas and electricity worth EUR 800 million ($855 million), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a speech at a meeting of the European Council on Dec. 15, Ukraine-Interfax has reported.

"In particular, we need support in the purchase of the volume of gas that is used to compensate for the damage caused by Russian strikes at other types of generation. It is about two billion cubic meters of gas," Zelenskyy said.

"We also need support with electricity for Ukraine – with supply from the EU. Just as we can help you by exporting electricity when we get our generation back up, we need your help now to get us through this winter. We’re talking about the supply of electricity worth about EUR 800 million euros."

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Zelenskyy said “any blackouts in Ukraine are strikes at your social systems due to new waves of migration.”

“Any attempts by Russia to show that Ukraine does not have sufficient resilience are attempts to show you, the world, that Europe does not have sufficient resilience.

“Therefore, I urge you to continue doing everything so that we can maintain the energy supply for Ukrainians. And I’m grateful to each and every one of you who are already helping with the supply of equipment and financial support," Zelenskyy said.

Earlier, Zelenskyy called on the EU to send missions to Ukraine's energy infrastructure facilities.

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