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Lithuania to supply Ukraine with tools to repair energy infrastructure

Apr 11, 2024

Lithuania will support Ukraine in rebuilding its energy infrastructure. The authorities will transfer equipment from the now-defunct Vilnius thermal power plant, as well as some equipment from the Ignalina NPP and warehouses of energy companies.

This was stated by Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys, LRT reports.


According to him, a large transformer will also be sent to Ukraine.

Vilnius CHP-3 has not been operating since 2016, but this does not mean that the plant is idle. Preventive maintenance is provided, and the plants undergo scheduled tests. Lithuania intends to transfer them to Ukraine.

"We will give them everything they need. In Kharkiv, 80% of all networks, both heating and electricity, have been destroyed. If we don't help, Ukrainians will not be able to restore the grid and the heating sector before winter, which will be very, very difficult," Kreivys said.

According to the minister, some of the equipment will be dismantled for spare parts, while others can be used directly.

He noted that not only the third thermal power plant will be emptied. Part of the equipment will be sent to Ukraine from the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, Ignitis, ESO and Litgrid warehouses.

According to the minister, such support will not affect Lithuania's position if Day X comes.

"We are installing anti-drone systems, sonar systems at the bottom of the sea, and we take a close look at that physical protection. But next to that, companies are obliged to accumulate about 20 percent. all necessary equipment in warehouses. Essential components. This is probably the answer to this question. We are planning how the system should work in the event of aggression, if some of our equipment goes out of order," Kreivys said.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 11/04/2024

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