G7 meets today in Italy/ Britain will grant 290 million euros in aid to Ukraine

2024-06-13 08:05:32 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

G7 meets today in Italy/ Britain will grant 290 million euros in aid to Ukraine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce during the G7 summit in Italy that the United Kingdom will provide new aid worth up to £242 million (€286.5 million) to Ukraine.

This assistance will allow Ukraine to "meet immediate humanitarian, energy and stabilization needs" and "lay the foundations for longer-term economic and social recovery and reconstruction," according to a press release from Sunak's office. .

The aim is in particular to restore "critical energy infrastructure", which suffered "missile attacks and bombings from Russia in recent months". "We must show determination and creativity in our efforts to support Ukraine and end (Russian President Vladimir) Putin's illegal war at this critical time," Rishi Sunak said.

"The UK remains at the forefront of the international response, as it has been since the beginning," he added. According to Downing Street, London has allocated 695 million pounds (822.5 million euros) of bilateral aid to Ukraine, mainly for humanitarian purposes, since Russian armed forces invaded it in February 2022.

The leaders of the Group of Seven countries (Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan, Britain) will participate from today to Saturday in the summit in Puglia, in southern Italy. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will also be on hand to call for a further increase in aid from his country's Western allies before heading to a peace summit in Switzerland, where Moscow will be absent. At the meeting, London will also advocate using the proceeds of frozen Russian funds to provide aid to Ukraine, worth up to $285 billion. G7 leaders hope to reach an agreement on this at the summit, but there is still no consensus, diplomatic sources said late last week.


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