Latvia approves another €430 thousand aid for Kakhovka

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In order to mitigate the consequences of the bombing of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine, the government agreed on Tuesday, June 13, to grant additional humanitarian aid to Ukraine of around €430 thousand.

Electricity generators, compressors, pumping stations, life jackets, sleeping bags, pipes, motor pumps, diving gloves, boots, quadricycles, and other equipment are to be sent to Ukraine. Transportation could cost around €20 thousand.

The bombings of Kakhovka dam and power plant have caused significant damage to the flood-affected areas, their infrastructure, population, and environment, according to the draft statement's annotation.

Humanitarian aid will be granted from the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD), while blankets and rubber boots will be provided from the State's material reserves.

Funding for humanitarian aid will be allocated from the State contingency budget. The total estimated costs for the recovery of material resources are expected to be EUR 433,119 next year, while transport costs are provisionally estimated at EUR 20,000 this year.

Previously, the government agreed to allocate €200,000 to aid Ukraine to address the ecological and humanitarian crisis.

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