A delivery of emergency energy support coordinated via the EU’s private donation scheme has arrived in Ukraine. Some 169 generators donated by the Minderoo Foundation in Australia have been transported to Ukraine via the rescEU’s energy hub in Poland.
Worth €1.95 million, these generators come in addition to the 1,000 generators deployed from the rescEU reserve to Ukraine, as announced at the opening of the hub earlier this year. In total, the EU has coordinated some 3,000 power generators to Ukraine via donations from the Member States, private sector, third countries, and its own rescEU reserves.
In parallel, the EU has awarded €114.9 million to Poland for purchasing generators part of this rescEU energy reserve. This is meant not only to support the Ukrainian energy sector, but also to address possible needs of other countries impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
These EU channelled generators range from smaller sizes, capable of powering single households, to much larger models suitable for keeping public buildings and vital community services running such as hospitals and central heating points.
The EU is working on all fronts to support Ukraine and its people with emergency assistance. This includes allocating €630 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine since the onset of the war, as well more than 87 000 tonnes of in-kind assistance channelled through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in its biggest operation ever.
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič said: “In a short time, this rescEU reserve hosted by Poland is becoming the emergency energy lifeline to Ukraine. I would like to thank Poland for playing such a key role in getting assistance to Ukraine since the first days of this war, but also to the Minderoo Foundation for showing that support comes from far beyond the European borders.”
- Publication date
- 13 April 2023
- Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)