Lithuania to help repair Ukraine’s damaged power plants

Power equipment
Power equipment

Lithuania will supply Kyiv with equipment to restore thermal power plants damaged by the recent waves of Russian air strikes, Ukraine’s Energy Ministry announced on April 3.

The message said that Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko conducted an online meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, Dainius Kreivys, discussing emergency assistance in shoring up Ukraine’s power grid.

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According to Halushchenko, compared to last year, Russia has changed its targeting priority when attacking Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. In the past two weeks, thermal power generation has suffered major destruction, along with several hydroelectric facilities being damaged across the country.

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A team of Ukrainian experts will soon visit several Lithuanian energy facilities to inspect available equipment, which will later be transferred to the Ukrainian energy sector.

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The discussions mainly concern heavy pieces of machinery for thermal power plants, deemed "extremely important for Ukrainian energy," which has lost a considerable amount of generation capacity due to enemy attacks.

Haluschенко thanked Lithuania for the support and noted that Ukraine has already received from Lithuania two automatic transformers and 72 shipments of other energy-related equipment, with a total weight of over 1,300 tons.

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