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According to European Commission President von der Leyen, a total of ten billion euros were pledged for Ukraine at an international donors’ conference in Warsaw. President Zelenskyj continues to focus on peace negotiations, but also expects heavy fighting in the east of the country. News at a glance.

The European Commission has announced €1 billion in aid to support Ukraine and countries hosting refugees. “Of this sum, 600 million euros will go to Ukraine, the Ukrainian authorities and part of the United Nations,” Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told an international donors’ conference on Saturday. Warsaw. “400 million euros go to the frontline states which are doing a great job and helping the refugees who arrive.” total be According to von der Leyen, ten billion euros have been pledged as part of the global fundraising campaign “Stand up for Ukraine”. Chancellor Scholz (SPD) said via video message that Germany is providing an additional 425 million euros in humanitarian and development aid to Ukraine and its neighboring countries. In addition, there would be 70 million euros in medical support. According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, around 4.4 million people have already left Ukraine, which corresponds to around 10% of the total population before the war. Another six million people are internally displaced.

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Selenskyj wants to continue negotiations – heavy fighting is expected

According to Ukrainian President Selenskyj, he still counts on peace negotiations with Russia. For the east of the country he expects in the next few days heavy fighting, Selenskyj said after a meeting with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer in Kyiv. It can be observed that the Russian army is gathering new troops and weapons for this purpose. Nevertheless, his government is ready for the talks.

The European Union has it The Kramatorsk train station attack in Ukraine that killed more than 50 people has been described as a Russian war crime. “This was a brutal and indiscriminate bomb attack against innocent civilians, including many children, who were fleeing in fear of another Russian attack on their homeland and country,” the spokesperson said. EU foreign policy in a statement. Those responsible must be held accountable.

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