NATO will discuss an aid fund for kyiv of 100 billion euros…

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will propose the creation of a fund of 100 billion euros over five years to help Ukraine in its war against Russia, we learned from diplomatic sources on Tuesday. The 32 countries of the Atlantic Alliance will talk about it this Wednesday during a meeting of their foreign ministers in Brussels.

The ministers “will discuss the best way to organize NATO’s support for Ukraine to make it stronger, more predictable and more sustainable”, underlined an Alliance official on condition of anonymity. “No decision” is expected at this meeting but “discussions will continue with a view to the NATO summit in Washington in July,” he added. The financing of this fund is still under discussion but the idea is that each of the member states of the Alliance contributes to it according to its GDP, he further explained.

At least 18 people, including children, were injured Tuesday in a Russian strike on the town of Dnipro in south-central Ukraine, regional governor Serguii Lysak said. “Dnipro, already 18 injured. Among the 12 people hospitalized, five are children,” he said on Telegram, specifying that their lives are not in danger.

According to the emergency services, a company, a kindergarten and a higher education establishment were “destroyed” in this attack. “A fire which extended over 150 square meters broke out on the company site,” they said on Telegram, stressing that it had “already been extinguished by the firefighters”.

Hello everyone. Like every day, the editorial staff of 20 minutes is mobilized to give you all the information on the conflict. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky once again on Tuesday called on kyiv’s Western allies to deliver more anti-aircraft defense systems, in order to “save thousands of lives”. On the ground, Ukraine has increased strikes on Russian territory in recent months, in retaliation for the numerous bombings it has suffered for more than two years. Russia, in return, promised an even stronger response to these Ukrainian attacks and recently massively bombed its neighbor’s power grid.

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