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Norway pledges millions to repair Ukraine's energy sector

Norway pledges millions to repair Ukraine's energy sector Photo: Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre (Getty Images)

Norway has allocated financial aid to Ukraine for the repair of its energy sector, which was damaged by Russian attacks, informs The Guardian.

The Norwegian government will provide Ukraine with 1.1 billion kroner (approximately $74 million) to assist in repairing its energy infrastructure, which has been damaged by Russian attacks.

"Russia is carrying out massive, systematic attacks to paralyse the power grid, but Ukrainians are working day and night to maintain essential electricity supplies for the population," Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre stated.

He noted that Norway is in dialogue with Ukraine on the use of the funds, emphasizing that "The Ukrainians themselves have the best insight into what is needed." The Prime Minister also stressed the importance of beginning infrastructure repairs before winter.

Norway has announced that 120 million kroner will specifically go towards energy repairs in Kharkiv. Solar panels will be installed in seven maternity wards and operating rooms in the Kharkiv region.

Recently, Norway also declared additional military aid to Ukraine.

Peace Summit of Ukraine

Today, the second day of the Peace Summit is taking place in Switzerland, focusing on three key aspects of the peace formula, including nuclear and food security.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has confirmed that work on the summit's declaration has been completed. Countries will be able to join it even after the summit concludes.

Additionally, the United States has announced financial aid to Ukraine to support energy and humanitarian needs.