One of Ukraine’s biggest energy companies DTEK Group (DTEK) has revealed that it will provide electricity to hospitals, army and bakeries in three regions free of charge as hostilities persist between Russia and Ukraine.

The company will supply the free-of-charge energy to facilities in Kiev, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. 

Stating that Ukraine is going through ‘the most difficult period of its history’, Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK, added that business will make every effort to help the state and the population. 

“In addition to the humanitarian aid and army support programme, from March, we will provide all medical institutions, law enforcement agencies, and bread producers in the three regions with free electricity,” he said.

The news follows DTEK’s previous announcement of a humanitarian aid programme to be rolled out to support those affected by the crisis. 

The programme involves DTEK Oil&Gas supplying oil and dry rations to territorial communities, with DTEK Renewables set to provide aid to Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson.

Recently, DTEK has begun to take ‘anti-crisis’ measures to ensure stability of Ukraine’s energy sector. 

This included the creation of a registry of its key personnel which are required to provide support for its critical infrastructure and also the establishment of an anti-crisis coordination headquarters to be in operation 24/7.

DTEK is set to speak at gasworld’s Europe Industrial Gas Summit 2022: A Renewed & Redefined Europe, scheduled to take place in Budapest, Hungary on 26th – 27th April, 2022.