The World Bank endorsed the allocation of $100 million to Ukraine to restore the economy and entrepreneurship in the government-controlled areas of Donbas. President Volodymyr Zelensky posted on Twitter.

The Head of State assured that the authorities would do their best to make citizens feel safe and regions to become prosperous and develop. Zelensky also thanked World Bank Group President David Malpass and World Bank’s Regional Country Director for Eastern Europe Arup Banerji for their assistance.

The Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine clarified that $100 million would be received by 2025. The funds will be used to implement the project “Eastern Ukraine: Reunification, Reconstruction and Revival.”

The project activities include the overhaul of about 183 km of roads in the Luhansk region, which are key transport corridors in the region, and attraction of investment to restore agriculture through the implementation of certain agricultural subprojects aimed at overcoming the consequences of Russia’s armed aggression for agriculture in the government-controlled areas of the Luhansk region.

Meanwhile, according to the report of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, international organisations delivered humanitarian goods to the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas. The total weight of the aid reached almost 105 tonnes.

In particular, five trucks from the International Committee of the Red Cross passed through the entry-exit checkpoint “Novotroitske,” and cargo from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was registered at the entry-exit checkpoint “Stanytsia Luhanska” in the direction of the temporarily occupied Luhansk. The residents of the temporarily occupied Donbas were sent food kits, clothes, and medical supplies.

Bohdan Marusyak

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