UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 13 — The Ukrainian government has allocated an additional $61 million for Kharkiv and the oblast to restore the region’s power grid, announced the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.

In the spring of 2024, the Russian army had attacked Ukrainian energy facilities with missiles and drones strikes. Russian attack on Kharkiv in March 2024 destroyed power and heating infrastructure supplying the city and Kharkiv Oblast. Due to the damage caused by Russian missile strikes, power plants are unable to generate enough electricity to cover consumer needs.

“These funds will be used to restore the power system of the region and the city, to install cogeneration units, modular boiler plants, and gas generators,” Denys Shmyhal said.

In addition, Ukraine will receive more than $1 billion for the energy sector from G7+ partners, which includes more than €70 million in new grant contributions to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.  

Ukraine will also get $500 million of new financing from the United States to support the energy sector, €300 million of additional financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and at least $47 million as an additional grant from the World Bank and humanitarian aid from EU member states.

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