France increases Ukraine aid to $2 billion

France increases Ukraine aid to $2 billion

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday that his country will give Ukraine an additional 300 million dollars, which means increasing its total aid to 2 billion dollars.

This came in a video address to an international donor conference in Warsaw, which aims to help Ukraine deal with the economic and humanitarian repercussions of the Russian invasion.

The conference is hosted by Poland and Sweden, in cooperation with the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.

Macron said that the humanitarian needs of the population and the country’s economic situation require the international community to make a new effort to meet the needs associated with the destruction of civilian infrastructure.

A group of Central and Eastern European countries had earlier called for a new EU fund to help cover healthcare costs for Ukrainian refugees.