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“Reconstruction starts today”: the international community increases its financial assistance for Ukraine

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This Thursday, May 5, the international community showed its support for Ukraine by pledging to provide additional funds for emergency aid in the face of the Russian invasion and by starting to reflect on longer-term support. with a view to the reconstruction of the country.

Mobilization intensifies. The international donors’ conference for Ukraine held in Warsaw has generated 6.5 billion dollars (6.15 billion euros) in pledges, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

“We are with you, you are not alone”, launched the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, at the opening of this conference co-chaired by Poland and Sweden, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and with United Nations involvement.

“Your fight is our fight”

“We will help rebuild your country and your economy, your homes, your schools, your hospitals, your businesses, for a prosperous future of a safe Ukraine… This is not just a theoretical long-term vision term, reconstruction begins today,” he added.

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Also present at this conference, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the release of an additional 200 million euros in humanitarian aid from the EU, bringing the total amount of financial support European Union to four billion euros since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24. “Your fight is our fight. We are with you,” she promised the Ukrainians during her speech.

France increases the amount of its aid

France has also increased the amount of its financial, economic and humanitarian aid, bringing it to two billion dollars (about 1.9 billion euros), against 1.7 billion dollars previously, announced the French president, Emmanuel Macron, in a video message broadcast during this conference.

The French president also warned that support for Ukraine was a long-term one. “We must organize ourselves and be ready to assume this effort over the long term, in the context of a conflict which, unfortunately, is likely to continue and of which we have not yet seen all the dramatic consequences”, he said. he warned.

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