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12:15 05 Jul 2022

russian army destroyed or occupied 90% of wind power plants in Ukraine – Ukraine's energy minister

The russian army destroyed, damaged, or occupied 90% of wind farms in Ukraine

Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said this during the international conference on Ukraine's recovery in Lugano (Switzerland), Ukrinform reports.

"When we talk about the production of electricity from the wind, 90% (stations — ed.) are occupied or destroyed," the minister noted.

In addition, the following were destroyed or seized:

  • 30% of solar stations,
  • more than 30% of cogeneration plants,
  • Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Halushchenko appealed to European partners to help Ukrainian cities, which suffered significant destruction due to russia's military actions, restore the energy sector with the use of "green" technologies.

The Minister of Energy emphasized that Ukraine's energy mix is ​​70% carbon-free.

Conference in Lugano

Ukraine will present a recovery plan at a conference in the Swiss city of Lugano on July 4-5.

It will present a comprehensive list of projects in the field of infrastructure and security, investments in the climate and digital economy, as well as in the diversification of energy resources.

Thus, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced at the conference that the recovery plan for Ukraine is already estimated at 750 billion dollars.

Also, during his online address at the conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about his vision for restoring the destroyed regions.

As Rubryka reported, Zelensky also hinted to some members of the Ukrainian delegation at the conference in Lugano about returning to Ukraine.

Read Rubryka's daily timeline of war: current news on Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression.

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