Britain will host a conference next year focused on helping Ukraine recover from the damage caused by Russia’s invasion, the UK’s Foreign Office says.
“We have led on support for Ukraine during the war and will continue to lead in supporting the Ukrainian Government’s Reconstruction and Development Plan,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement, Reuters reports.
As the Secretary stated, “Ukraine’s recovery from Russia’s war of aggression will be a symbol of the power of democracy over autocracy. It will show [Russian president] Putin that his attempts to destroy Ukraine have only produced a stronger, more prosperous and more united nation.”
Britain is already working with Ukraine and others to host next year’s conference, and it will sit on a supervisory board to help coordinate between Ukraine and its allies on recovery measures. An office will be set up in London.
Britain has already agreed to provide $1.5 billion worth of guarantees for multilateral loans and over 100 million pounds ($120 million) in bilateral support.
The Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) beginning on Monday in the Swiss city of Lugano will discuss how to rebuild Ukraine, bringing together a Ukrainian delegation with representatives of other countries, international organizations and civil society.
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