The AS said it had identified their electrical equipment stocks and offered them to Ukrainian energy system makers. It is true that the systems of both countries are different and not all facilities that Latvia can offer are valid for use in Ukraine. It is planned to organize a technical assistance consignment in the near future, said AS.
Representatives of the ST told LETA that it is planning a new donation on top of those already made: the transfer of several specialized transport machinery units to Ukraine. At the same time, the company continues to evaluate the possibilities of donating electricity-distribution infrastructure equipment to Ukraine's needs.
Meanwhile, representatives of Latvenergo told LETA that the group has been actively in contact with the Ukrainian embassy in Latvia since the Russian attack, in order to swiftly provide targeted assistance in the field of energy and in other practical and direct ways.
With the help of local companies, charities, and responsive families, a cargo of Latvian energy aid for Ukraine was also completed on November 18. A number of generators and even a cogeneration plant will also travel to Ukraine in the new cargo along with everyday items.
“At the beginning of the war in Ukraine, we didn't want to use Russian gas anymore. We ordered ourselves woodchip boilers and dismantled the plant, but it's in working order. All maintenance has been performed. I think it will be useful for Ukrainian people to get both heat and electricity,” said Klāvs Vasks, co-owner of the business center of Mūkusala, where the plant had worked to provide energy for the whole center..
The electric power of the station is 123 kilowatts and the thermal output is 170. This is enough to heat the space of 10-15 000 square meters.
“This donation will go to the district of Mykolayiv, which is very close to the war zone. The Russian occupying officers actually bomb civilian infrastructure, houses, hospitals, every day It is therefore very important to support the people of this region,” said the Ukrainian ambassador to Latvia Oleksandr Mishchenko.
For the cargo to be complete, the Vasks family has purchased three diesel generators for their own resources and will donate three diesel generators to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Society Tavi Draugi has accumulated 170 school benches.
"Actually, every cargo that is being shipped into Ukraine, we look at the car to be actually full of those things that the Ukrainian side requires. Ukraine needs heat, generators, and to rebuild schools right now," said Rūta Dimanta, head of Ziedot.lv charity platform.