The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen noted during a phone conversation with the President of Ukraine on November 25, 2022, that the EU would intensify its efforts and work with partners to provide the emergency support Ukraine needs to restore and maintain electricity and heat supplies.
The European Union is handing over 200 medium-sized transformers, one large autotransformer and 40 generators to Ukraine.
“Through the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre, the Commission is currently preparing the delivery to Ukraine as quickly as possible of the following large donations by Member States and directly from the Commission’s rescEU reserve:
- 200 medium-sized transformers and a large autotransformer from Lithuania.
- a medium-sized autotransformer from Latvia.
- 40 heavy generators from the rescEU reserve located in Romania. Each of these generators can provide uninterrupted power to a small to medium-sized hospital,” noted Ursula von der Leyen.
The European Commission is also working on the creation of a new energy hub in Poland, which will allow receiving donations from third parties and help in their coordinated delivery to Ukraine, in particular, with partners from the Group of Seven.