V4 capitals staff up for Ukrainian metropolis reconstruction – EURACTIV.com


Mayors of Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw paid a shock go to to Kyiv on Wednesday, the place they mentioned a plan to arrange a platform for long-term help and reconstruction of Ukrainian cities and cities.

“On Wednesday, on the invitation of Vitali Klitschko, I got here to Kiyv for a gathering with the mayors of Warsaw, Bratislava and Budapest. On behalf of the Covenant of Free Cities, we specific right here our full help to Ukraine and have talked about additional cooperation,” tweeted Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hříb.

Covenant of Free Cities is an organisation arrange by the 4 mayors of Visegrad international locations’ capital cities. Later, it grew to 26 members, together with Kyiv.

In accordance with Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo, the principle subject was the platform, which might assist higher coordinate the help to Ukrainian municipalities.

“Requests for assist from Ukrainian cities vary from repairs of crucial infrastructure, monetary help, ambulances, buses to vacation camps for youngsters. To enhance each the standard and quantity of this various help on the metropolis degree, now we have designed a matchmaking platform,” Vallo wrote on Instagram.

“Ukrainian cities will write their wants and necessities into the system so as of precedence. Donor cities will be capable to preserve monitor of whether or not they can fulfil a few of the requests or register within the system how they can assist in different methods,” Vallo added.

The mayors additionally promised Klitschko extra rapid assist. Bratislava will donate 25 buses, Budapest 20 and Warsaw 60 metro practice automobiles. In December, Prague despatched 400 heaters and ten energy stations to Kyiv, and likewise twenty trams, buses, ambulances and rescue vans.

On Thursday, Vallo, Hříb, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, and Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzazkowski visited town of Bucha, the place the Russian military dedicated a bloodbath in opposition to Ukrainians.

(Michal Hudec | EURACTIV.sk)

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