Blinken tweeted on Tuesday, “We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

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As Ukraine faces more Russian attacks this winter, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed his commitment on December 27 to “work tirelessly” with Group of Seven allies to “repair, replace, and defend” the country’s energy supply.

Blinken tweeted on 27th December, “We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.” The upcoming winter will be difficult for Ukrainians, so we will work nonstop with the G7 and other allies to maintain, upgrade, and protect Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

Additionally, Blinken included a tweet from President Joe Biden from Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine’s visit to Washington, D.C., last week.

What President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine have achieved matters to the entire world. Together, the United States and Ukraine will keep the flame of liberty burning bright,” Biden tweeted Wednesday. “That light — again — will prevail over darkness.”

Blinken revealed last month that the US would give Ukraine $53 million to help buy the machinery needed to upgrade and repair the country’s energy grid. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Russia and President Vladimir Putin have been attacking Ukraine’s infrastructure and “depriving millions of basic human services” by using winter as a weapon of war.

Earlier this month, the first shipment of equipment from the United States was delivered to help rebuild the infrastructure of Ukraine that had been damaged by ongoing Russian attacks.

Oleksandr Kubrakov, the deputy prime minister of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook on December 17 that his nation had already received the first shipment of the crucial equipment from the US Department of Energy.

The $53 million in aid that American partners announced last month includes this shipment, according to Kubrakov.

In response to Western price caps on Russian oil, Putin on Tuesday banned the export of oil to the United States as well as other G7 and EU countries.

All Russian oil and petroleum products are subject to the ban, which will take effect on February 1 and last until July 1.

According to Tuesday’s announcement from Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, the country’s power outages have decreased as portions of the electric grid have been repaired and the weather has remained favorable.

“Emergency power outages are becoming less frequent. This was made possible by the valiant efforts of our power engineers to repair damaged equipment, reduce consumption on weekends, and avoid icy conditions “said Shmyhal.

“Today, on December 27, two units of thermal power plants were reconnected to the grid following emergency restoration works.”