U.S. will help repair decimated Ukraine electric grid

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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday announced $53 million in fresh assistance to help restore Ukraine’s power grid. Blinken had arrived in Romania on Monday evening ahead of meetings with NATO allies and Group of Seven foreign ministers.

  • CNBC – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told some NATO diplomats visiting Kyiv that transformers are the biggest element of the country’s power infrastructure that needs to be restored.
  • BBC – Nato has pledged to give more weapons to Ukraine and help fix critical energy infrastructure badly damaged by massive Russian missile and drone strikes.
  • THE HILL – The latest supply package from the U.S. will include key equipment such as distribution transformers, circuit breakers, surge arresters, disconnectors and vehicles. 
  • ABC NEWS – Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, said Tuesday on his Telegram channel: “If, as Stoltenberg hinted, NATO supplies the Kyiv fanatics with Patriot complexes along with NATO personnel, they will immediately become a legitimate target of our armed forces. I hope the Atlantic impotents understand this.”