The German Federal Foreign Office has announced a contribution of EUR 30 million for emergency energy equipment and support to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.
The German Federal Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, said at the International Donors’ Conference on 13 December in Paris: “Putin wants to break Ukrainians with his brutal tactic of plunging them into the cold. We won't let that happen. Putin's bombs mean that doctors have to perform open-heart surgery on a boy in the light of their phones. That children do their homework by candlelight with hats, scarves and jackets. That's why we are mobilizing aid for survival, incl. generators and transformers.”
The Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galushchenko, said: “Many thanks to Germany for its contribution to the Energy Support Fund of Ukraine. The purchased equipment, which is critically needed in this winter war, will help us to restore as quickly as possible power supply to Ukrainians after Russian attacks.”
The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Artur Lorkowski, said: “The German Federal Foreign Office has come to the aid of Ukraine at a critical time, by donating to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. The donation, which is the largest made to the fund to date, will enable much needed repairs of Ukraine‘s energy infrastructure and thus restore essential electricity and gas services to Ukrainian citizens.”
The Energy Community Secretariat acts as the fiduciary of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, which was established to enable Ukraine to receive donations to finance the purchase of fuels, equipment, services and capital needed to repair energy infrastructure damaged under the ongoing Russian aggression especially targeted at Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.