VILNIUS – Lithuania will continue providing aid to Ukraine until it wins the war with Russia, Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte has said.
“Our military, humanitarian and financial aid to Ukraine will continue until Ukraine wins this war. I hope it will help Ukraine to achieve the victory faster,” she said during the international conference ‘Rebuild Ukraine’ hosted by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation in Vilnius on Tuesday.
According to Simonyte, it would be necessary to clear Ukraine’s territory of mines, rebuild destroyed infrastructure, as well as homes, schools and hospitals.
“As Ukrainian people are coming back home from their shelters and temporary refuge in Ukraine and abroad, the Ukrainian land must be demined, water and energy supply restored, at least major roads, bridges and railway connections rebuilt, kindergartens, schools and hospitals able to function, and housing facilities repaired to have at least roofs and windows before winter comes,” the Lithuanian prime minister stressed.
In addition to Ukraine’s post-war rebuilding, the conference also focuses on modernization of institutions and economic recovery.
A new platform and new financial instrument, the ‘Rebuilt Ukraine Facility’, is also being created to consolidate all support, including that from international institutions and EU member states.
Lithuania’s aid to Ukraine, including the reception of refugees, has already crossed the 0.5-billion-euro mark.