European Commission announced a new aid package of €200 million to support displaced people in Ukraine, in the context of the International Donor’s Conference convened jointly by Poland and Sweden.
President Ursula von der Leyen said: “Today we came together with a clear purpose: to support the brave people of Ukraine, who fight the aggressor and stand up for their freedom. We are now in the 10th week of Russia’s brutal invasion. 10 weeks during which the European Union stood firmly by Ukraine. Today, the European Union answered the call, once more, to support Ukraine. On behalf of the European Commission, I pledged 200 million euros for Ukraine. And last month, during a pledging event, raised 9.1 billion euros for Ukrainians inside and outside Ukraine. We know that more will be needed. And we will continue to stand up for Ukraine.”
Glad to announce a further €200 million in EU humanitarian aid for Ukraine at the Donors’ Conference.
With this new pledge we tell the people of Ukraine: your fight is our fight. We are with you.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 5, 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron in a tweet said “For Ukrainians, France will increase its support by 300 million dollars, bringing our aid to 2 billion. I confirmed this at the International Donors’ Conference taking place today in Warsaw.
Pour les Ukrainiennes et les Ukrainiens, la France va augmenter son soutien de 300 millions de dollars, ce qui porte notre aide à 2 milliards. Je l'ai confirmé à la Conférence internationale des donateurs qui se tient aujourd’hui à Varsovie.pic.twitter.com/yIqoU1tDSp
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 5, 2022
The mobilization of Ukraine’s European neighbours, the solidarity of the Polish people who have welcomed several million Ukrainians since February 24, is exceptional. This is the true face of our Europe. United and united peoples.”