The European Union proposed to Ukraine to create an international platform for coordinating actions to restore the country, informed European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at a conference in Lugano, Switzerland.
According to her, the platform will determine strategic directions and priorities, the focus will be on a promising recovery based on effective management. “Our actions will be determined by the aspirations and desires of the Ukrainian people,” she said.
Ursula von der Leyen added that since the beginning of the war, the EU has given Ukraine about 6.2 billion euros in financial support, and is ready to provide more. The EU, she said, will be involved in the medium and long-term reconstruction of the country.
Delegations from at least 40 countries, international organizations and business representatives arrived in Lugano to discuss the basic principles of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
At the end of May, Oleg Ustenko, adviser to the President of Ukraine, said that the damage to the country’s economy from the Russian invasion already reaches one trillion dollars, of which 650 billion are direct losses.
US President Joe Biden said earlier that when selling assets confiscated from Russian oligarchs, everything will be done so that these “funds are directed directly to the elimination of the damage caused to Ukraine.”