Seven principles How to rebuild Ukraine

Seven principles: How to rebuild Ukraine

750 billion dollars, or almost 720 billion euros – that’s about how much it will cost to rebuild war-torn Ukraine. This comes from a hundreds-page proposal for the country’s reconstruction, which Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba presented at the head of a large Ukrainian delegation in Switzerland. In Lugano, 1,000 international participants, including aid organizations, spent the last two days discussing how the war-torn country could be rebuilt and redesigned.

The Ukrainian president would like to attend in person but was unable to attend and appealed to participating states via video message. It is the “common task of the entire democratic world” to rebuild Ukraine, he warned.

Despite the fighting, the most urgent repairs must be addressed immediately, such as water supplies and bridges. Ukraine has already lost $100 billion in infrastructure.