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Europe's cities to donate generators for Ukraine as winter looms

Europe's biggest cities will donate power generators and transformers to help Ukrainians get through...

👤 H K Badal24 Nov 2022 5:52 PM GMT
Europes cities to donate generators for Ukraine as winter looms
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Europe's biggest cities will donate power generators and transformers to help Ukrainians get through the harsh winter ahead, as part of a drive launched on Wednesday (Nov 23).

Since October, Russia has been targeting Ukraine's civil power and heating systems with long-range missiles and drones. Moscow says the aim is to reduce Kyiv's ability to fight and push it to negotiate.

"Ten million Ukrainians are currently without electricity as a result of Russia's attacks on critical civilian infrastructure," European Parliament President Roberta Metsola told a news conference on the "Generators of Hope" campaign.

"The European Parliament and the EU have shown remarkable solidarity with Ukraine on the humanitarian, military and financial front. Now they need practical support to get through the winter."

The European Union's assembly launched the campaign with Eurocities, a network of more than 200 cities in 38 countries.

The cities will be urged to provide generators to keep energy running at essential facilities in war-buffeted Ukraine, including hospitals, schools, water supply facilities, relief centres, shelters, and mobile phone masts.