Ukrhydroenergo is preparing lawsuits against the russian federation
The company has started working with two legal firms to develop a high-level strategy for court cases and arbitration, aiming to hold russia accountable for targeted attacks on its infrastructure and assets. This includes the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP and seeking compensation for the damages caused.
The selection of these firms was facilitated by the Pro Bono Platform of the Energy Community Secretariat. The two law firms have collectively committed to providing 375 hours of legal work pro bono.
It's important to note that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022, the russian army has attacked Ukrhydroenergo's facilities over 50 times, resulting in a loss of about 2,500 MW of power.
The Energy Community Secretariat and Ukrhydroenergo are collaborating to coordinate the strategic and legal support for the company's lawsuits against the russian federation, seeking compensation for infrastructure and commercial damages caused by the military invasion in Ukraine.
The company extends its gratitude to all the lawyers and legal firms for their applications and looks forward to continued support.
The Pro Bono Platform was created in July 2023. It allows legal firms and qualified independent lawyers to contribute to efforts to compensate for damages to critical infrastructure in Ukraine, offering any number of hours of free service for various projects.