Netherlands to provide Ukraine €110 million to help with electricity
The Netherlands will provide Ukraine an additional EUR 110 million to help with electricity supplies. The Netherlands’ Minister of International Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher, has announced that an additional aid will be given to Ukraine this winter to assist with electricity supplies and housing.
“Ukraine is getting ready for a difficult winter. Its energy generating systems are destroyed in half. Conditions in Ukraine will be difficult in the upcoming months. This winter, the Netherlands will contribute an additional EUR 110 million (a total of EUR 180 million) to help with energy supplies and housing. On Twitter, she declared, “We stand with Ukraine.
US will help Ukraine to protect energy infrastructure from Russian attacks
The US is committed to assisting Ukraine in protecting its vital infrastructure from Russian assaults.
According to Ukrinform, citing the press office of the U.S. Department of State, this was said by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a meeting with Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.
According to Blinken, “We’re meeting today at a time when Ukraine has just liberated the city of Kherson and the region, and that success is a testament once again to the remarkable courage of the Ukrainian armed forces, the Ukrainian people, as well as the strong support that Ukraine has from countries around the world, including, of course, the United States – support that will continue for as long as it takes – security, humanitarian, and economic.
The U.S. Secretary of State also made note of the serious dangers that Russian Federation strikes pose to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. According to him, Russia continues to “brutalize Ukraine, especially with its targeted campaign to try to take out its energy infrastructure – everything necessary to keep the lights on, keep people warm during the winter, having a terrible effect on the civilian population throughout Ukraine.”
According to Blinken, “Our determination is equal to helping support Ukraine to defend that critical infrastructure and, of course, to replace and rebuild it if it’s damaged.”