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Sweden has sent over 1,100 tons of aid to Ukraine's energy sector

by Kateryna Hodunova January 26, 2024 10:04 AM 2 min read
Transmission towers and power lines near a high-voltage electricity substation, operated by the state-owned company Ukrenergo in central Ukraine on March 1, 2023. Photo for illustrative purposes. (Andrew Kravchenko/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Sweden has already provided Ukraine with 1,108 metric tons of energy equipment since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry’s press services reported on Jan. 25

Stockholm has sent 93 shipments of aid, including generators, transformers, substations, and other equipment for repair works at energy facilities damaged in Russian attacks, the ministry said after the "Restoration of the Ukrainian energy sector: the opportunities for Swedish business" webinar.

The Nordic country also donated 25.27 million euros ($27 million) to Ukraine’s Energy System Assistance Foundation.

"I want to highlight our cooperation in the nuclear industry and the production of a new type of fuel at the American plant Westinghouse in Vasteros (Sweden), involving specialists of the Ukrainian Energoatom," Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said.

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Halushchenko added that Ukraine is interested in the participation of Swedish businesses in projects implementing Ukraine’s energy system strategy.

Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Aberg said that Sweden will continue to assist Ukraine in its restoration and reconstruction under a government-approved program until 2027.

According to the Swedish government, Sweden has provided Ukraine with 5.2 billion Swedish krona ($498 million) in humanitarian support since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion.

Sweden's most extensive humanitarian aid package was provided to Ukraine in December December and was worth 1.4 billion Swedish krona ($133 million).

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Ukraine needs approximately $37 billion in aid this year. This fact, coupled with its goal to become more economically self-sufficient, makes it crucial to explore more effective options when it comes to donor assistance. Ukraine received a record amount of foreign aid in 2023: $42.6 billion. Part…

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