07 February 2023,   15:43
European Parliament donates generator to Ukraine

The donation of a generator, made by President Metsola on behalf of the European Parliament, as part of Generators of Hope campaign is to help Ukrainians get through the winter.

On Thursday afternoon, in the presence of Belgium’s Federal Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reforms and Democratic Renewal Annelies Verlinden, Brussels Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations Alain Hutchinson and Mayor of Ixelles Christos Doulkeridis, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola donated, on behalf of the Parliament, a generator to the Generators of Hope campaign.

“I am proud to donate this generator on behalf of the European Parliament to the brave people of Ukraine, as part of our Generators of Hope campaign.

Millions of Ukrainians are left without electricity as a result of Russia’s relentless and unjustified attacks on critical civilian infrastructure.

With this practical donation and with the help of other donations from cities and towns across Europe, we want to keep essential facilities in Ukraine running this winter, and provide energy to hospitals, schools, water supply facilities, relief centres and shelters.

Today, in the presence of Federal Minister Annelies Verlinden and Mr Hutchinson and Mr Doulkeridis representing the city of Brussels, I want to thank European cities and national civil protection contact points for their active involvement in our Generators of Hope campaign. Together we can do it. Thank you and Slava Ukraini”, - President Metsola said at the event.