The United States intends to provide Ukraine with the first batch of aid to restore the country’s energy infrastructure in the near future. This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby.
“We believe we can start providing some materials, the first batch, within a week,” Mr. Kirby said in an interview with NBC (quoted by TASS).
According to Mr. Kirby, the American and Ukrainian sides are currently clarifying the details of the forthcoming delivery.
In November, according to Politico, Kyiv informed the allies of problems with the restoration of the energy system due to a lack of equipment. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked the West to supply diesel and gas to compensate for the shortage of electricity. Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Estonia also agreed to support Ukraine in preparing for winter.
According to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, several hundred million dollars will be needed to restore the country’s energy system, damaged due to shelling.