Donors pledge 1.5-B euros to Ukraine

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AFP) — A Ukraine donors’ conference in Copenhagen saw 26 countries pledge 1.5 billion euros (over $1.5 billion) more aid for training and equipment for Kyiv’s forces, the Danish defense minister said Thursday.

“All the participating nations here pledged for support, for training activities, demining activities, some with concrete donations,” Morten Bodskov said.

“The 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) was brought to the table today. It’s money that will be used in 2022, this year and next year,” he said during a news conference.

The exact amount promised by each of the 26 countries including France, Germany and the United States, was not published but Denmark announced a supplementary donation of $114 million for Ukraine, bringing its total support to Kyiv to $417 million.

Britain, which organized the conference with Denmark and Ukraine, promised nearly $300 million.

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