US announced an additional $53 million in support of Ukraine's power transmission and heating infrastructure 

The United States on Tuesday (29 November) announced an additional humanitarian aid package worth $53 million (about €51 million) to repair Ukraine's power grid and to purchase new power grid equipment for Ukraine. This news was announced by the US Department of State in a statement.

“This equipment will be rapidly delivered to Ukraine on an emergency basis to help Ukrainians persevere through the winter. This supply package will include distribution transformers, circuit breakers, surge arresters, disconnectors, vehicles and other key equipment”, the statement reads.

Ukraine's electricity transmission and heating infrastructure suffered extensive damage weekly since October due to large-scale Russian missile attacks. So far, repairmen have managed to fix the damage and restore electricity supply each time, but it is taking longer and longer and spare parts are running out. Ukraine has repeatedly requested the international community equipment to keep the power grid working.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Downed power lines outside the city of Kherson. ANP

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