European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the allocation of 100 million euros to restore bombed schools in Ukraine.
She stated this in her annual address “On the State of the Union” in the European Parliament on 14 September. “I announce that we will work with you to support the rebuilding of Ukrainian schools, because the future of Ukraine begins in schools and children.
The money will be allocated to restore 74 Ukrainian schools as part of the Fast Recovery Plan.
This is on top of the €19 billion financial assistance provided by the EU to Ukraine,” von der Leyen said.
Ukraine is on the agenda of the European Union, among the most important results and prospects are its resistance to Russian aggression and European support
The President of the European Commission promised to support the restoration of Ukraine. “We have a long way to go. Rebuilding Ukraine will require huge resources,” she added.
First Lady of Ukraine Elena Zelenskaya also attended this event.
“Ukraine is on the agenda of the European Union, it is discussed in the European Parliament during the annual Report on the State of the EU.
Usually, the Report sums up the year for the European Union and outlines the prospects. Today, among the most important results and perspectives are our country, its resistance to Russian aggression, and the European support that already exists and will continue to exist.
This is a precedent for the European Parliament – for the first time a foreign guest is invited to the announcement of the Report. It is an honor for me to represent Ukraine“, – wrote the first lady in her Telegram.