The International Conference in Support of Ukraine organized in Paris has raised nearly a billion euros in donations to help people get through the winter in a country whose infrastructure has been devastated by Russian strikes, this Tuesday, December 13, the head of French diplomacy Catherine Colonna. .
“Aid reaches or exceeds 800 million euros” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked at the opening of the conference, said Catherine Colonna. “Indeed, I am happy to report that we have surpassed this figure and are close to €1 billion.”She added during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.
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Of this billion euros, 415 million euros will be allocated to the energy sector, 25 million to water, 38 million to food, 17 million to health, 22 million to transport, and the remainder, approximately 493 million euros, has not yet been divided. The French minister added that these are in-kind or cash donations.
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Our country will not plunge into darkness.Denys Chmygal declared a welcome “strong signal” Of support to Ukraine sent by “the civilized world”. We are grateful to all the countries that remain our allies in these troubled times.He added, promising once again that Ukraine will restore its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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70 delegations from countries and international organizations participated in the conference supporting Ukraine, and it aimed to Helping Ukrainians survive this winterFrench President Emmanuel Macron made that clear when he opened the meeting.
Russian forces have been engaged since October in a campaign to destroy civilian and energy infrastructure, depriving millions of people of heat and water. The war in Ukraine will enter its eleventh month at the end of December.