Ukraine's reconstruction 'must start now', says Scholz

Rebuilding Ukraine «must start now, says Scholz< /p> UPDATE DAY

The reconstruction of Ukraine “must start now”, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday, at an international conference dedicated to the subject, where President Volodymyr Zelensky called for closing the deficit country's budget in 2023.  

Opening this meeting on the long-term support of the country attacked by Russia since February 24, the German leader affirmed that it was about “nothing less than creating a new Marshall plan for the 21st century”. /p>

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, also present at this conference bringing together political leaders and experts in Berlin, considered the extent of the destruction “astonishing”.

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“The World Bank estimates the cost of the damage at 350 billion euros – this is certainly more than any one country or union can provide. We need everyone on deck,” she said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who made a speech broadcast by video, called for the support of the international community to enable the country to balance its budget next year.

Reconstruction of Ukraine “must start now,” says Scholz

The reconstruction of Ukraine “must start now,” says Scholz

“At this conference we must make a decision to close the deficit hole in Ukraine's budget next year,” he said. “It's a very large sum of 38 billion dollars (…) it's the salaries of teachers, doctors, it's social benefits, pensions,” he added.