Members of the international coalition have pledged to help Ukraine rebuild the devastated Donbas. Ukrainian tax payers will not suffer, Petro Poroshenko said in a late Oct. 4 interview to 3 TV channels, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.
“It’s one of the key provisions of the Minsk agreement – our partners will pay for the rebuilding of Donbas infrastructure,” Poroshenko said.
“The first $500 million are already here. However, the rebels stall our efforts to do something in Donbas. They opened fire at a joint Ukrainian-German team sent to restore water and electricity supplies in Donbas,” Poroshenko said.
A total ceasefire is essential for the process of returning of Donbas to Ukraine, the president said.