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Conference in Warsaw raises 6 billion euros for Ukraine

At yesterday’s donor conference for Ukraine in Warsaw, a pledge of 6.1 billion euros was raised for humanitarian assistance and the reconstruction of the country. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki chaired the conference, along with his Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson, both initiators of the initiative, and EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel.

The meeting was convened at the level of heads of state and government, but with the participation of representatives of companies, including Google and AstraZeneca, and financial institutions. France, Finland, the Czech Republic and Croatia were some of the prominent donor countries besides Poland, which, according to Polish diplomatic sources, is overall the world’s second largest contributor in terms of GDP after the United States.

Prime Minister of Ukraine admitted that his country received $11 billion worth of weapons

Magdalena Andersson noted that the amount collected yesterday exceeded expectations, while Morawiecki noted that Ukraine needs more than 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid daily, and only 3,000 tons reach their destination. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal admitted that his country received weapons worth more than 11.3 billion euros.

For Charles Michel, President of the European Council, the donor conference should be the starting point of the “Marshall Plan” for Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the meeting via videoconference saying he hoped his country would join the European Union and that the funds it would receive would be a security investment for the entire region, which von der Leyen clarified in terms of “billions of dollars” . euro and reforms.

According to the UN, 13 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance such as food, medicine and shelter. Poland, host country for the donor conference, is currently hosting over three million Ukrainian refugees.


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