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Ukraine calls for support from cooling industry

UKRAINE: The Refrigeration Association of Ukraine has called on European refrigeration and air conditioning companies to cease the supply of equipment to Russia and Belarus.

With the worldwide sanctions growing in condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Serhii Anashkin, chairman of the Ukraine Refrigeration Association has written to European association AREA thanking those who have sent Ukraine letters of support and offers of help.

He now calls on the air conditioning and refrigeration industry “to completely interrupt supply chains to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus” and pleads for companies not to invest in projects related to Russia and Belarus.

Anashkin points out that refrigeration technologies “are used in missiles to cool rocket fuel, missile warheads (charges), on ships and military equipment to cool their engines and crews, combat crews, at military warehouses and weapons plants”. 

In addition, in these exceptional circumstances, Anashkin asks if European companies can offer Ukraine deferral of payments for equipment and components as it struggles to keep shops, hospitals and blood banks operating.

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