European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko, and Energy Community Secretariat Director, Artur Lorkowski, have launched a joint appeal to ramp up emergency equipment donations to Ukraine.
“We call on private companies and associations, not only in the energy sector but also the manufacturing and automotive industries, and governments to intensify donations to ensure the continued functioning of the Ukrainian energy infrastructure,” says the statement.
Simson, Galushenko and Lorkowski explain that Ukrainian energy companies are working tirelessly to repair damaged infrastructure, often just hours after military activity has ceased. According to them, this work needs a tremendous amount of equipment, fuel, tools and materials, which Ukraine lacks. As a winter at war awaits Ukraine, 950,000 people are without electricity and 600,000 households are left without gas or district heating services, along with 250,000 households lacking proper water supply.
“Without our help, they will be forced to survive without heating, electricity or water. Donations of emergency energy equipment are needed now more than ever to help Ukraine prepare for winter,” says the statement.
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