“Kremlin’s goal is the military, political, and economic destruction of Ukraine. They want to undermine Ukraine’s very existence as a state. We cannot and we will not let this happen”
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said the Kremlin’s goal is the military, political and economic destruction of Ukraine.
She said Russia wanted to undermine Ukraine’s very existence as a state, and this could not be allowed to happen.
The EU will set up a reconstruction platform to coordinate the rebuilding of Ukraine once the war ends. The platform will be used to map investment needs, coordinate action, and channel resources, von der Leyen told the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Switzerland.
The EU has mobilized around €6.2bn in financial support since the start of Russia’s invasion.
“And… more will come. We will engage substantially in the mid- and long-term reconstruction,” the European Commission President stated.