6 Jul 2022 13:23

UNITED24 raises $76.8 mln in 2 months of work

MOSCOW. July 6 (Interfax) - Charity donations from 90 countries of the world in an amount of $76.8 million were raised in the two months of the work of the site UNITED24, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Digital Transportation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said.

The most donations came from the United States, Germany, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine, Ukrainian media reported on Tuesday, citing his social networks,

"The donor countries choose the track for assisting Ukraine independently. For example, the United States places priority on defense and mine clearance in Ukraine, and Germany prioritizes medical assistance. A considerable amount of funds is also coming for recovery," he said.

The necessary equipment has been purchased for the Ukrainian troops and medics, Fedorov said. Public reports on the spent money are published weekly.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky launched the global initiative UNITED24, a plan for the recovery and development of Ukraine, on May 5. It will be financed from a special fund that accumulates and re-distributes funding. One of the elements of the fund is the online fundraising site UNITED24. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal estimated the needed amount of the fund at $600 billion.

The fundraising site UNITED24 is working on three tracks: defense and mine clearance, medical assistance, and recovery of Ukraine.