Ukraine: Britain announced support measures for post-war reconstruction

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UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will today present a plan to provide long-term aid to Ukraine and London’s involvement in its reconstruction after the war with Russia ends.

At the Ukraine reconstruction summit in Lugano (southern Switzerland), Ms Truss will outline UK plans to support the country in the long term, with humanitarian aid and restarting Ukrainian aid with economic and financial advice, they said. its services at the Foreign Office in a press release published yesterday Sunday.

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London will in particular support the reconstruction of the city and region of Kyiv, at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the British Foreign Office noted.

Britain will also work with the Ukrainian government and its allies to host a summit on the reconstruction of Ukraine to be held in London in 2023 and set up a co-ordinating office based in the English capital.

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“Ukraine’s recovery after Russia’s war of aggression will be a symbol of the power of democracy against authoritarian regimes. It will show (current Russian President Vladimir) Putin that his efforts to destroy Ukraine have only worked was to make this country stronger, more prosperous and more united,” assured the head of British diplomacy ahead of the summit.

“We led in supporting Ukraine during the war and will continue to lead in supporting the Ukrainian government’s reconstruction and development plan,” he added.

On Wednesday, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced the release of 1 billion pounds (1.16 billion euros) for military aid to Ukraine to counter the Russian invasion. The military aid package includes air defense systems as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The new funds will increase British military aid to Kyiv to £2.3 billion.


Source: Capital

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