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Denys Shmyhal: Russian mobilization and fake referenda can not change anything for us, we will liberate our territories


The long-term recovery of Ukraine will cost hundreds of billions and must not be financed by Ukrainian taxpayers or the taxpayers of our partners. Such a large-scale reconstruction should take place with russian funds. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a press briefing for the media outlets in New York.

“The frozen russian assets amount to USD 300 to 500 billion. Ukraine is lobbying for the adoption of a new international agreement to confiscate these assets. We are also negotiating the issue of changing the national legislation of partners for such confiscation in favor of Ukraine. The aggressor must pay its price, and its funds must become the main resource for our large-scale reconstruction,” the Head of the Ukrainian Government emphasized.

According to Denys Shmyhal, during meetings with the leaders of partner countries on the sidelines of the UN, he received assurances of unquestionable support for Ukraine, despite russia’s recent provocative steps.

“Russian mobilization and fake referenda do not change anything for us. We will do everything we can to liberate our territories. Our partners stand ready to support us,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasized.

Denys Shmyhal also noted that Ukraine was working on the continuation of the grain agreement, which helps to overcome the food crisis in the world, and was also discussing with all countries the importance of demilitarization of the ZNPP, being under the provocative shellings by the russian troops.