At a donor conference, 6.5 billion dollars (almost 6.2 billion euros) was raised for aid to Ukraine. On Thursday, heads of state and government met physically or digitally in Warsaw to pledge money.
The proceeds are intended for economic and humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the fight against Russia.
The heads of government of Poland and Sweden organized the conference in collaboration with Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen, the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission. They had called for the highest possible commitments. Humanitarian aid is distributed through the United Nations.
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged another 285 million euros. That is on top of the 1.6 billion euros that France already gave. Macron says efforts by the international community will remain necessary as long as Russia destroys Ukraine’s infrastructure.
The European Commission pledged 200 million euros to help displaced Ukrainians. Finland, the Czech Republic and Croatia, among others, also pledged millions.
The Ukrainian prime minister said on Thursday that his country has already received 11.4 billion euros in weapons and financial aid since the start of the war.