Estonia helping Ukraine to restore power lines

  • 2022-04-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonia has sent various overhead power line components and accessories to the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy to help rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the Putin regime.

With the help of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a consignment weighing more than ten tons has headed towards Ukraine, consisting mainly of high-voltage aluminum cables, control cables and other overhead line accessories.

"Estonia is helping Ukraine, which has come under attack from the Putin regime, in every possible way," Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas said in a press release. "A lot of infrastructure has been destroyed in Ukraine. We help them with its restoration, because the availability of electricity is elementary and vital. Many thanks to the Estonian Association of Electrical Contractors, which quickly came onboard and made a significant contribution to helping Ukraine."

The aid consignment was assembled in cooperation between the public sector and the Estonian Association of Electrical Contractors. At the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, businesses that are members of the association provided the supplies that Ukraine needs the most according to the information received from the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine. The companies Enersense, Onninen and Ensto made their contributions to helping Ukraine.

"I also invite business operators in all other sectors and their associations to help Ukraine as much as possible. The brutal shots of the aggressor's genocide we have seen in recent days stress that the contribution of all of us is essential. Otherwise, the consequences can be much worse than today's supply shortages or rising prices," said Kaarel Janes, the CEO of the Estonian Association of Electrical Contractors, who also thanked the active members of the association for taking up the call.