Von der Leyen: EU and Member States to donate large numbers of generators to Ukraine
November 28, 2022

Von der Leyen: EU and Member States to donate large numbers of generators to Ukraine

The European Commission is currently preparing the delivery to Ukraine as quickly as possible of the large donations of generators by Member States and directly from the Commission’s rescEU reserve. This was announced on 25 November by  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

According to von der Leyen, Lithuania will donate 200 medium-sized transformers and a large autotransformer, Latvia will provide a medium-sized autotransformer, and 40 heavy generators will be supplied from the rescEU reserve located in Romania. Each of these generators can provide uninterrupted power to a small to medium sized hospital.

In addition, the European Commission is working on a new RescEU energy hub in Poland to receive donations from third parties and assist in their coordinated delivery to Ukraine, in particular with G7 partners.

“We have also reached out to relevant companies in various countries to request vital high voltage equipment, including further autotransformers, and are coordinating with partners to transport them rapidly to Ukraine,” added von der Leyen.

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