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Lithuania to send Ukraine equipment from its own power plants

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 20:18
Lithuania to send Ukraine equipment from its own power plants
Smoke rises over the site of a missile attack by the Russian troops on the CHP in Desnianskyi district of the capital, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. Stock photo: Getty Images

Lithuania is to send Ukraine equipment from the Vilnius Thermal Power Plant (TPP), as well as some equipment from the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), to repair damaged energy infrastructure.

Source: Dainius Kreivys, Lithuanian Energy Minister, as reported by 

Details: The Lithuanian authorities will send equipment from the now-inactive Vilnius TPP, as well as some of the equipment from the Ignalina NPP and energy company warehouses. A 30-kilowatt transformer will also be shipped to Ukraine.


The Vilnius TPP has not been operational since 2016, but its equipment is used to do preventive maintenance and test devices in accordance with planned schedules, the Lithuanians said.

"We will give them everything they need. 80% of the network in Kharkiv has been destroyed, both heat and electricity. Unless we help, the Ukrainians will be unable to restore the network by winter, and things will be extremely difficult," Kreivys said.


  • Ukraine needs to strengthen its air defence systems to protect energy facilities from missile attacks by Russia, in order to prevent power outages in the summer when electricity consumption approaches winter peak levels. 
  • Ukrainians are likely to face power outages and consumption restrictions during the summer
  • Lithuania is ready to deliver equipment for the restoration and repair of Ukraine's energy facilities.
  • Lithuania’s Energy Ministry has proposed dismantling its decommissioned thermal power plants for spare parts and transferring the equipment for the needs of the Ukrainian energy system.

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