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Ukraine Allocates $38 Million For Reconstructing Power Infrastructure Destroyed by Russia

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocated more than ₴1.5 billion ($38 million) for the reconstruction of the Zmiivska Thermal Power Plant in the Kharkiv region and the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant in the Kyiv region.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal reported this on his official social media accounts.

Out of the ₴1.5 billion, ₴726 million ($18 million) was allocated for the state company "Centrenergo" from the reserve fund of the state budget. Another ₴826 million ($19 million) is from the Fund for the Liquidation of the Consequences of Armed Aggression.

“We expect maximum efficiency in the use of these funds. Work should be done as quickly as possible,” said Shmyhal.

The Centrenergo company holds three thermal power plants: Trypilska Power Station in the Kyiv region, Zmiivska Power Station in the Kharkiv region, and Vuhlehirska Power Station in the Donetsk region.

In the spring of 2024, Russia intensified its attacks on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure. On April 11, Russia destroyed the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant, which was the biggest electricity provider in Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions. Centrenergo suffered a complete loss of its power generation capacity.

Russian forces occupied the Vuhlehirska Power Station in July 2022 and completely destroyed the Zmiivska Thermal Power Plant in March 2024.

It’s been announced on May 16 by the national energy grid operator Ukrenergo that Ukraine will implement power supply restrictions for household and industrial consumers around the country, as the capacities of Ukrainian power plants are insufficient due to the consequences of strikes carried out by Russia.

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