| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

International donors conference in Warsaw raises $6.5 billion for Ukraine-Polish PM

An international donors meeting in Warsaw on Thursday raising donations for Ukraine garnered over $6.5 billion, according to Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Poland and Sweden held the summit, which was intended at assisting Ukraine in dealing with the economic and humanitarian consequences of Russia’s invasion, in collaboration with the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.

During a news conference at the end of the event, Morawiecki gave higher estimate, saying more than 7 billion euros had been raised. A Polish foreign ministry spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for clarification from Reuters.

Countries such as France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Croatia and others pledged millions of euros to support humanitarian and military efforts in Ukraine.

The European Commission also pledged 200 million euros in aid for displaced people in Ukraine, it said in a statement.

Ukraine has received more than $12 billion in weapons and financial aid since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal added in a statement at the end of the event.

  • Reuters