Zelenskyy asks for $5 billion in monthly financial support
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said his country needs $5 billion in monthly financial support amid war in Russia.
This amount is needed to support “our economic system, half of which is not working,” the Ukrainian president said in a video message to the West on June 20.
Zelensky Noted that no country can live in such circumstances if it does not receive financial aid. He estimated the financial support his country needs at around $5 billion a month.
Zelenskyy added that this amount is needed to finance the budget deficit.
The Russian-Ukrainian conflict took a new turn on February 21 after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics of Ukraine, in an escalation that sparked great anger from Kyiv and Western allies.
In the aftermath, Russian forces began on February 24 to launch a military operation in eastern Ukraine, which opened the door to the possibility of the outbreak of a third world war, which would be the first of the 21st century. century.
However, the EU and NATO have so far insisted on not engaging in any military operations in Ukraine, and EU countries also refuse to impose a no-fly zone on Ukraine, contrary to the will of Kyiv, which called on Western countries to take this step.
Along the same lines, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier said that the outbreak of World War III would be “nuclear and destructive,” as he described it.