Tribunnews Reporter, Mikael Dafit Adi Prasetyo
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, LONDON – Britain will supply Ukraine with more than 500 portable generators, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
The generators will supply energy for essential services, such as hospitals and shelters, and generate enough energy to power 20,000 homes.
This came after the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky made a direct request to the UK to send generators.
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Johnson said the generators would help ease the power outage currently crippling Ukraine.
“We see the tragic consequences in Ukraine of Putin’s grave mistake and we will continue to do everything we can to support Ukraine’s resistance to this illegal invasion through economic, diplomatic and humanitarian measures, as well as providing defensive military equipment,” Johnson said.
“We will now send generators to ease the difficulties caused by the current power outage and help keep vital services running so that the Ukrainian people can continue to defend their country.” he added.
David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Grid Association which represents UK and Irish energy grid businesses, said they had been working with the Government to provide generators.
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“We hope these generators can help civilians meet their electricity needs, and we will continue to provide support to the best of our ability,” concluded Smith.
Meanwhile, the UK has formed a special task force to produce portable generators and the generators will be supplied from companies in the UK.
The Ukrainian government will then distribute portable generators to where they are most needed.