The Netherlands Provides €274 Mln Rapid Assist for Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
The Netherlands Provides €274 Mln Rapid Assist for Ukraine

Recovery, demining, psychological assistance, bringing criminals to justice, participation of private investors in the Ukrainian market

On April 3, the minister of foreign trade and development cooperation of the Netherlands Liesje Schreinemacher announced the decision of the kingdom to allocate €274 million for urgent assistance in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

The funds will go towards several areas:

  • €100 million the restoration of key and civil infrastructure (energy centres, residential buildings, schools, hospitals, etc.);
  • €20 million for humanitarian assistance to the population and €10 million for psychological assistance to victims;
  • €10 million clearance of agricultural land.

Separately, the Netherlands will contribute €75 million to the NATO trust fund, 14 of which will support work to bring war criminals to justice. Another €5 million is earmarked for the state to "protect and preserve the identity-defining culture" of Ukraine and its people.

Also, minister Schreinemacher has appointed a "special envoy" who will be responsible for the participation of Dutch businesses in the reconstruction of Ukraine and will moderate this process.

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