London announces measures to support Ukraine’s reconstruction

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Monday presented a long-term plan to help Ukraine rebuild after the war with Russia ends, her office said on Sunday.

At the Ukraine Recovery Process Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, an international meeting taking place today and Tuesday, Truss will outline the UK’s plans to support the country in the short term, through humanitarian aid but also through long term to revitalize the country. country, according to a statement from the British Foreign Office.

London will support the reconstruction of the city and the kyiv region, at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, British diplomacy also indicates.

The UK also intends to work with kyiv and its allies to host the Ukraine Recovery Process Conference in 2023 and will establish an office in London to help coordinate these efforts.

“Ukraine’s recovery from Russia’s war of aggression will be a symbol of the power of democracy over autocracy. [Presidente russo, Vladimir] Putin that his attempts to destroy Ukraine have only resulted in a stronger, more prosperous and more united nation.”

“We were leaders in terms of support for Ukraine during the war and we will continue to lead in support of the Ukrainian government’s reconstruction and development plan,” he added.

On Wednesday, the British government announced that it would release one billion pounds (about 1,160 million euros) in additional military aid to Ukraine to respond to the Russian invasion, including anti-aircraft systems and ‘drones’ (unmanned aerial vehicles).

These new funds bring British military aid to kyiv to £2.3 billion.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine was condemned by the generality of the international community, which responded by sending weapons to kyiv and imposing sanctions on Moscow that affect practically all sectors, from banking to sports.

Source: TSF