Denmark will support the reconstruction of communities in Ukraine together with the UN
Denmark became the first donor to the Ukraine Community Recovery Fund which was initiated by the UN together with the Ministry of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine.
- This was reported by the Ministry of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The fund is designed to support investments in the reconstruction of housing, energy and social infrastructure, humanitarian demining, as well as in economic development at the local level. The concept of the fund was presented in the summer of 2023 at the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in London.
“The restoration of each individual community is equal to the restoration of the whole of Ukraine. The speed of recovery directly depends on the capacity of communities. They understand their needs best. Decentralization strengthened communities and empowered them to manage their own activities.
It is symbolic that Denmark became the first donor of the new Fund. Now the country is demonstrating an exemplary example of partnership with Mykolaiv and the Mykolaiv region in strengthening resilience. I am sure that this cooperation with the UN will become a successful practical tool for the further development of the Fund”, commented Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for the Reconstruction of Ukraine – Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war, Denmark’s support to Ukraine has reached approximately €565 million in military aid and €192 million in civilian, including humanitarian, contributions. Main areas of support: military, humanitarian, acute crisis support, accountability, demining, protection of women and children, and fight against corruption.
Denmark assigned ten civilian experts to Ukraine: nine to the EU Consultative Mission and one to the OSCE.