Donors pledge 1bln euros of aid for Ukraine in Paris conference


An international donor conference in Paris on Tuesday racked up substantial promises of financial and in-kind support for Ukraine in response to sustained Russian aerial bombardment of critical infrastructure that has plunged millions of civilians into deepening cold and dark.

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Dozens of countries and international organizations threw their weight and more than 1 billion euros in aid pledges behind an urgent new push Tuesday to keep Ukrainians powered, fed, warmed and moving as winter approaches, reports Associated Press.