This was announced by President Petro Poroshenko in an interview to Dnipropetrovsk TV channels on Oct. 13, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.
"The Ukrainian government has saved on its own more than 10 billion, which it can use towards reconstruction of the infrastructure. Our European and American partners will add by 4-5 times more," the president said.
According to Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to immediately allocate 500 million EUR, which can be spent on the same purpose.
"We will do that, but there needs to be truce, revival of the Ukrainian flag, the Ukrainian sovereignty," the president added.
He informed that the Ukrainian government sent an engineering group for water supply recostruction to the region a week ago, but mercenaries did not allow them to do that. Poroshenko said that the OSCE had been informed by the Ukrainian party about this fact.