G7 countries commit $18.4 billion in funds for Ukraine – draft

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G7 Summit in Koenigswinter

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (Reuters) – The Group of Seven (G7) industrialised nations have committed $18.4 billion in transfers and loans to help Ukraine meet its immediate financing needs, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters on Thursday.

“We have mobilised 18.4 billion US dollars of budget support, including 9.2 billion US dollars of recent commitments in the lead up to the Petersberg meeting, to help Ukraine close its financing gap and continue ensuring the delivery of basic services to the Ukrainian people,” the G7 finance ministers and central bankers said in the draft document.

They were meeting near Bonn, Germany, on Thursday and Friday.

(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski and Francesco Canepa; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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