Iceland Joined the Energy Restoration of Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, April 14, 2023
Iceland Joined the Energy Restoration of Ukraine

The state transferred $500.000 through UNDP for immediate and long-term rehabilitation

On April 14, the minister of foreign affairs of Iceland, Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir, announced that the state allocated $500.000 for Ukraine through the international mechanism of UNDP. The money will be directed to mitigating the results of Russian attacks on Ukraine's critical infrastructure and creating conditions for the long-term energy security of our country.

"Russia's deliberate attacks on critical civilian energy infrastructure in Ukraine constitute serious violations of international humanitarian law and cause mass suffering to Ukrainian civilians. Building sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure is integral to both alleviating this suffering and laying the foundations for long-term recovery. Iceland remains steadfast in its support and solidarity with Ukraine and is proud to partner with UNDP in its humanitarian and development response in Ukraine," Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gylfadottir.

UNDP works in 4 directions:

  • Poverty and inequality;
  • Governance, peacebuilding, crisis and resilience;
  • Gender equality and empowerment of women;
  • Nature, climate and energy under this slot Iceland's donation to Ukraine will operate.

According to Ukrainian representatives, the funds will be used to purchase equipment for power generation stations. These are the stations that have survived dozens of Russian attacks and continue to supply energy to Ukrainian schools, hospitals and homes.

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