The summit participants also promised Kyiv to hold an international donor conference.

The member states of the European Union have agreed to create a solidarity fund with Ukraine to finance the country’s reconstruction after the Russian invasion.

This is stated in the statement of the EU summit, the first day of which ended in Brussels.

“Taking into account the destruction and huge losses caused to Ukraine by Russia’s military aggression, the European Union is committed to supporting the Ukrainian government in meeting its urgent needs and, as soon as Russian interference stops, in restoring a democratic Ukraine,” the document says.

“To this end, the European Council has agreed to create a solidarity trust fund with Ukraine and invites its international partners to participate,” the statement reads.

The summit participants also promised Kyiv to hold an international donor conference to raise the necessary funds.