Germany pledges $199 million in aid for displaced people in Ukraine – minister

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A man walks out of a kindergarten following recent Russian shelling in the town of Sloviansk, in a war-affected area in eastern Ukraine, as the Russian attack in Ukraine continues, in the Donetsk region, September 2, 2022. REUTERS / Ammar Awad

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BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Germany will provide Ukraine with an additional 200 million euros ($199.02 million) to fund aid programs for people displaced by the Russian invasion, a said Development Minister Svenja Schulze to the Funke Media Group.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal will travel to Berlin on Monday where he will meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

“I will talk to Prime Minister Shmyhal about how we can continue to support the Ukrainian government in caring for displaced people,” Schulze said.

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“The money is intended to help displaced people in Ukraine continue to be able to meet their basic needs,” he added.

As of August 23, some 7 million people had been internally displaced in Ukraine since the February 24 Russian invasion, according to data from the United Nations International Organization for Migration.

Last month, a German government official said that the European Union intended to put in place a financing plan for Ukraine worth around 8 billion euros by September, to which Germany would contribute.

($1 = 1.0049 euros)

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Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Mike Harrison

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