The United Kingdom announced on Saturday that it would strengthen its humanitarian aid to Ukraine by sending more supplies to relief centers and hospitals.
In a statement, the British government said it would provide an additional 287 generators to help run relief centers, hospitals, phone masts and water pumping stations. The new generators are enough to power about 8,000 homes and will be used for essential services in light of the ongoing devastation in eastern Ukraine.
According to the statement, “Hospitals, shelters and other essential services will be further empowered to work with the 287 mobile generators that have been donated by the British government in view of the ongoing Russian attacks.”
In total, the UK would have supplied 856 generators.
“Putin’s atrocities continue to escalate, and so we are increasing our support for the Ukrainian people in their time of need. The services will continue, “said Quasi-Quarting, secretary of business and energy.
The government said Britain’s decision came at the request of Ukrainian Ambassador Vadim Prestaikov, who welcomed the previous shipment of generators, saying “light always triumphs over darkness”.
The generators will be delivered to the Polish government center. From there, the Ukrainian government and the country’s energy networks will distribute generators across the country where they are most needed.
Fossil fuel rules: The British government has also said it is relaxing laws on supporting overseas fossil fuels to boost vital energy supplies to Ukraine.
The government said the policy generally barred the UK from providing any new overseas direct assistance to the fossil fuel sector – but the government would introduce two exceptions for Ukraine and Eastern Europe, so that the UK could have Ukraine. To be allowed to meet energy and fuel needs.