Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced this Thursday the launch of an online participatory financing platform designed to help Kiev win the war against Russia and rebuild the country’s infrastructure.
“With one click, you can donate funds to help our defenders, save our civilians and rebuild Ukraine,” Zelensky declared, in English, in a video posted on the social network Twitter, announcing the launch of the United24 platform.
“All funds will be transferred to the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated to the relevant ministries,” added the Ukrainian President, specifying that reports on the distribution of funds will be published “every 24 hours”.
“Only together do we have the potential to fight the war and rebuild what Russia has destroyed,” added Volodymyr Zelensky, who since the beginning of the war has used the internet and social media extensively to mobilize public opinion and draw attention to the situation in parents.
Volodymyr Zelensky assured that Ukraine “will always remember” the contributions.
The u24.gov.ua platform will collect funds that will be distributed to respond to “defence and demining”, for “medical aid” and to “rebuild Ukraine”.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that has killed more than 3,000 civilians, according to the UN, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.
The military offensive caused the flight of more than 13 million people, of which more than 5.5 million were out of the country, according to the latest UN data.
The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and reinforcing economic and political sanctions on Moscow.
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