The World Economic Forum started on January 17 in Davos, Switzerland. This year Ukraine was represented by the first lady. The wife of the president of Ukraine Olena Zelenska spoke at the opening about the peace formula – items that ensure nuclear, energy, and other types of security. Zelenska emphasized the humanitarian character of the formula, as the most important thing for the country is the safety of people. Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already presented the formula at the meeting with the leaders of the G19.
Zelenska also noted that a truce with the aggressor would not guarantee peace.
A record number of guests of the world congress welcomed the Ukrainian representatives and the first lady's speech. The European Commission later announced new financial assistance for Ukraine. The EU’s executive branch will help the country rebuild its destroyed schools. The amount of aid will be €100 million. In addition, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated that support would not be withdrawn despite the prolonged war.
"Our continued support for Ukraine will continue unabated, ranging from assistance in restoring electricity, heating, and water supplies to preparations for long-term reconstruction efforts. We will participate in this – as long as it takes, and we will be on the side of our Ukrainian friends," announced Ursula von der Leyen.
It is also reported that Zelenska had a dialogue with the founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab. During the meeting, the first lady spoke about the situation in Ukraine, including the tragedy in the Dnipro.