International donors have pledged $6.5bn to support Ukraine during a conference in the Polish capital Warsaw, APA reports citing BBC.
"Today has shown that our support for Ukraine continues and that here there is no selfishness among us," Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during his concluding remarks.
The money was pledged by countries around the world as well as businesses and banks.
Morawiecki said Ukraine needs 12,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid daily, but currently the international effort is providing just 3,000 tonnes, while international aid agencies estimate about 40% of Ukraine’s population is in need of humanitarian aid.
Addressing the conference via video link, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky highlighted three elements of support: Financial resources to support Ukrainian citizens’ humanitarian needs while the war continues, the preparation of a large-scale reconstruction plan that would be akin to the Marshall Plan after WW2, immediate EU candidacy status for Ukraine, Ukraine has received over $12bn in weapons and financial aid since the start of Russia's invasion on 24 February, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at the conference.