Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has told Western nations that his country needs 7 billion a month in aid without which it would be impossible to run the country.
During the war against Russia, President Zelenski said in a video link to a conference of the IMF and World Bank on Thursday that hundreds of billions of dollars would be needed for post-war reconstruction.
The call comes at a time when the Ukrainian military says Russian forces have stepped up attacks on all eastern fronts, including Zarichny, Rubyzny, Popasnaya, Novotoshkoskovy and Marinka.
Ukrainian President Zelensky has claimed that Russia has occupied about 40 villages in the east, but said that this would be temporary.
Ukraine has also said it hopes to find a peaceful solution so far, despite Russia’s recent rejection of a ceasefire proposal.
Charges of destruction and use of chemical weapons in Mariupol
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Russian forces have so far failed to seize a steel factory in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol
Another major problem for Ukraine is the city of Mariupol, where the Russian military has besieged a large steel factory, Azovastal. Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are trapped in the factory.
According to the mayor of Mariupol, there are still about 100,000 people in the devastated Mariupol, whose lives are now in the hands of Russian President Putin.