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EU chief von der Leyen, up to 9 bn in more aid to Ukraine

"Strategic interest in leading this reconstruction effort"

18 May, 14:20
(ANSA-AFP) - BRUSSELS, MAY 18 - EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday proposed extra aid to Ukraine this year of up to nine billion euros ($9.5 billion) to help it cope with the ravages of war. Speaking in a broadcast statement, von der Leyen also said it was time to think about rebuilding Ukraine whenever the war ends, adding the EU has "a strategic interest in leading this reconstruction effort". (ANSA-AFP).

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