The task for the coming weeks is to reach 100% readiness for winter.
The readiness of the fuel and energy complex, housing and communal and social facilities, as well as the transport infrastructure of Ukraine for the autumn-winter period of 2022/23 is 88%.
Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated this during a conference call with the heads of regional military administrations. informs government portal.
“Everyone is preparing for the most difficult heating season. I am grateful to the regions for the level of preparation, which today is already more than 88%. The government, for its part, continues to work on providing energy resources. Now we have almost 14 billion cubic meters of gas and 2.2 million tons of coal,” – Shmyhal is quoted by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Prime Minister stressed that the key task for the coming weeks is to achieve 100% readiness for the heating season.
Shmyhal also said that the day before, the government allocated UAH 562 million subventions to the regions for the purchase of firewood, which will make it possible to purchase 400,000 cubic meters of wood for distribution to people in the front-line territories.
“Everything should be quickly sold, brought and distributed to people before the onset of cold weather,” he said.
Energy Minister German Galushchenko noted that it is planned to accumulate 14.5-15 billion cubic meters of gas at the beginning of the heating season. In addition, there are agreements on the import of a certain volume of gas to create a reserve stock. The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources reported that it is planned to sell 5 million cubic meters of firewood for this heating season. Today, according to the information of the Ministry of the Environment, all wood needs are fully met.
Preparation for the heating season in Ukraine: what is known
Earlier, Shmygal stated that by the beginning of October, 15.5 billion cubic meters of gas would be accumulated in storage facilities. m of gas. There are also agreements with the United States of America on the allocation of 2 billion cubic meters of gas.
Given the significant drop in gas consumption due to the war, this amount should be enough for Ukraine to get through a moderate winter, without long frosty days.
On June 8, the government set up a headquarters that will prepare for the heating season.
The Cabinet predicts that this heating season will be the most difficult in the history of Ukraine.
The Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration, Petr Panteleev, noted that the winter of 2022/2023 should be a test of the ability to store heat for every Kiev citizen.