During the year of the full-scale war, Russia attacked Ukraine's energy system 18 times: 18 missile attacks and 15 drone attacks. The last terrorist act took place this March.
Thanks to international support, and specifically USAID, Ukraine survived this difficult period. However, a new wave of power shortages is expected in the summer, followed by the next heating period. According to international forecasts, even under the conditions of an economic disaster, Russia will have enough resources for another year of war and, accordingly, new winter blackouts for Ukraine.
In order to prepare for these dark forecasts, the minister of energy of Ukraine, Herman Halushchenko and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, discussed measures aimed at strengthening our country's energy security.
"We greatly appreciate the leading role of the US, in particular, at the regular G7+ meetings, and the coordination of countries' efforts to help Ukraine restore its energy infrastructure. This support at the international level helped us get through the tough heating season, and we thank our partners for their willingness to continue to help the Ukrainian energy industry," Herman Galushchenko.
We would like to remind you that the state government has identified decentralisation, green energy and strengthening the air dome over Ukraine as tools for the protection of Ukrainians.