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France sends 100 generators to Ukraine following attacks on energy infrastructure

France sends 100 generators to Ukraine following attacks on energy infrastructure

France has dispatched 100 generators to Romania for onward transport to Ukraine, the French embassy in Romania tweeted on Tuesday.

The 100 units will be handed over to Ukraine "very soon," the embassy tweeted.

The European Union has sent 500 generators to Ukraine, from 17 EU countries, EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid — the bloc’s humanitarian arm — said on Twitter. These range from small generators suitable for running small households to much more powerful ones with higher capacities.

France’s delivery is part of these 500 units, the ministry confirmed to CNN and follows 85 such generators that France has already sent to Ukraine and Moldova.

"Given the immense energy needs in Ukraine, much more equipment is needed," EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid said on Twitter.

Millions of Ukrainians have been left with reduced access to heat and power this winter, following a recent barrage of Russian strikes targeting critical energy infrastructure.