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International pledges $6.5 billion in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal speaks during a press conference after the International Donor Conference for Ukraine in Warsaw on May 5 – Photo: AFP

According to Reuters news agency, the conference is co-organized by Poland and Sweden in the Polish capital Warsaw in cooperation with the President of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Conference to help Ukraine deal with economic and humanitarian consequences of the special military operation launched by Russia from February 24.

Countries such as Finland, Czech Republic, Croatia, France… have all pledged many millions of euros to support humanitarian and military efforts in Ukraine. In addition, the European Commission also pledged 200 million euros for people displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Speaking via video before the conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said France would increase its total financial aid to Ukraine to $2 billion this year from a budget of $1.7 billion.

Mr. Macron said the situation showed the need for a renewed international effort to support the practical needs of the people and economy of Ukraine, as the country’s civilian infrastructure was destroyed during the war. .

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal thanked international donors for supporting Ukraine during the war with Russia.

Shmyhal said Ukraine has received more than $12 billion in arms and financial assistance since Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine on February 24.

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