The Swedish government approved a new energy aid package for Ukraine totaling $61.6 million, the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry said on May 28.

This latest infusion of energy support will help ensure Ukraine's energy stability, vital for the continuous operation of essential social services such as schools, hospitals, transportation, water supply, and businesses, according to the statement.

Ukraine is currently the largest bilateral recipient of Swedish aid, the report said. Funding for this new energy infrastructure support is drawn from the aid budget and managed on behalf of the Swedish government.

The Ministry's report outlines two key parts of the aid: 500 million Swedish kronor ($47.4 million) through the Energy Community's Ukraine Energy Support Fund and an additional 150 million Swedish kronor ($14.2 million) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The Dnipro Hydroelectric Station lost both power plants. While the dam survived, the equipment was destroyed, and restoration of the Dnipro HPP may take years. In Kharkiv, the TEC-5 (combined heat and power plant) was destroyed. Its restoration is tantamount to building a new facility, which will also take several years. Kharkiv Oblast's Zmiyiv TPP (part of Centrenergo) was destroyed.