More Good News for Ukraine

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.21 - 2023 3:00 PM CET

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Earlier in the day, there was good news for Ukraine as Switzerland announced a significant winter aid package for the country. Now, Germany is following suit.

Germany has committed to providing Ukraine with an additional 85.5 million euros ($94 million) in aid to support the country through the winter and counter Russian attacks on critical infrastructure.

Announced by the Foreign Ministry on December 21, this aid package is a joint effort of the Foreign Ministry and the Economy Ministry. The funds will be used to purchase spare parts for critical energy infrastructure, repairs, and essential equipment like generators and transformers.

In addition to addressing immediate needs, the aid will also contribute to the "green reconstruction" of Ukraine. This initiative aims to replace outdated equipment with modern, sustainable energy infrastructure. The decision comes in response to Moscow's attempts during the fall and winter of 2022-2023 to destroy Ukraine's energy infrastructure, leading to widespread blackouts and heating shortages across the country.

As Ukraine braces for a potential repeat of these strategies, its allies, including Germany, have announced new winter aid packages. These packages encompass air defense, energy infrastructure equipment, and other measures to mitigate the impact of cold weather and Russian attacks.

With this latest announcement, Germany's total commitment to supporting Ukraine's energy infrastructure reaches 218 million euros ($240 million).

This substantial aid reflects the ongoing international support for Ukraine amidst the challenges posed by the war and the need for sustainable energy solutions.

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