KIEV, November 18. /TASS/. Almost half of Ukrainian energy infrastructure has been rendered inoperative, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal stated at a joint briefing with Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis in Kiev on Friday.
"Almost half of our energy system has been disabled," the Ukrinform agency quoted him as saying. The head of the government noted that under these conditions "Ukraine needs additional support from its European partners both in the sphere of energy and deliveries of additional equipment as well as with the funds to purchase additional volumes of gas and provide greater support for the energy sector."
On November 1, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that approximately 40% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure was seriously damaged.
Dombrovskis arrived in Kiev on November 18, the agenda of his visit is shaped around the issue of the EU’s support for Ukraine.