Stepping up support for Ukraine: Director Lorkowski meets Energy Minister Galushchenko in Kyiv
During his mission to Kyiv, Director Lorkowski met with the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko. The discussions centred on strengthening the Energy Community Secretariat’s support for Ukraine. The mission took place against the backdrop of intensified Russian attacks targeting the country’s civilian energy infrastructure.
Director Lorkowski said: “Since the beginning of the war, the Energy Community Secretariat has assisted Ukraine on the ground by coordinating donations of specialised energy equipment to repair the energy sector damaged by war. Items that cannot be delivered will be procured via the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. Recent events demand that we redouble our efforts to help Ukraine and upgrade our framework of cooperation.”
Minister Galushcheko said: “The Energy Community Secretariat’s practical support to Ukraine and its people is highly valued and helps to ensure that Ukraine has what it needs to repair energy infrastructure damaged again and again by Russian attacks. But more donations are needed for Ukraine to rebuild its energy sector and survive the winter. All donors are invited to make use of this well-established energy sector equipment donation framework.”
Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force has coordinated the delivery of 27 shipments of critical energy infrastructure equipment, tools and material in the approximate value of EUR 2,6 million of ca. 500 metric tons from 14 countries. 21 shipments of ca. 150 metric tons of energy related items valued at EUR 5,5 million are currently under preparation.