On 21 December, the German government announced an additional allocation of €88.5 million to the Energy Support Fund for Ukraine under the European Energy Community to help Ukraine’s energy grid repair and modernization.
The German Economy Ministry contributes €54.3 million through KfW, while the Foreign Ministry provides €34.2 million.
“This is linked to the fact that during the second winter of Russian aggression against Ukraine, Russian airstrikes are targeting Ukrainian energy infrastructure,” the report reads.
The funds are designated for financing energy sources, spare parts, and equipment like transformers and generators, which are crucial for maintaining the energy supply in Ukraine. They will also be used to repair destroyed substations and power stations to continue providing electricity and heat to the population.
Part of the funds will also support projects for green energy transition, such as photovoltaic systems on public buildings, and for the “green reconstruction” of Ukraine.
The German government added that these contributions to the Energy Support Fund are part of a winter package for Ukraine worth over €1.6 billion this year. This package also includes military contributions for air defense, development policy support, and humanitarian aid.
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