Sweden allocates EUR 55 million to Ukraine for reconstruction
Money for reconstruction of destroyed schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and farms (Photo:REUTERS / Ints Kalnins)
The Swedish government has allocated another SEK 600 million (over EUR 55 million) to Ukraine, Swedish news outlet SVT reported on Dec. 12.
Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation Johan Forssell said the funds would be used for the reconstruction of destroyed schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and farms.
The details of the aid package will be presented at a joint donor conference in Paris.
Ukraine’s government says the country has suffered hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage from Russia’s full-scale invasion and war on the country since February.
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelesnkyy, around 50% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged by repeated Russian mass missile attacks.
The last major attack, on Dec. 5, knocked out power in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and several oblasts around the country.
The city of Odesa in the south of the country has been left without power for two days since Russia launched a drone attack on it on Dec. 11. Around 1.5 million people in the city and surrounding region are without power in wintery conditions.
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