US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced on Tuesday that his country will provide more than $53 million to support Ukraine’s vital electricity grid.
This came during a meeting of the Group of Seven major countries on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.
The American minister said that this equipment will be quickly delivered to Kyiv.
The aids include distribution transformers, circuit breakers, lightning arresters, vehicles, and other major equipment.
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And US officials said yesterday that Washington would announce, on Tuesday, on the sidelines of a NATO ministerial meeting in Bucharest, “significant” financial assistance to Kiev to mitigate the damage caused by the Russian bombing of the Ukrainian energy network.
Since the beginning of last October, Russia has launched massive missile strikes on the energy infrastructure in all parts of Ukraine.
As a result of this bombing, according to Kyiv, between 25 and 30 percent of this infrastructure was damaged.
The foreign ministers of NATO member states will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Romanian capital to discuss several issues, on top of which is the support to be provided to Ukraine in its war with Russia.