French host Ukrainians for financial aid – EURACTIV.com
French people who have taken in displaced Ukrainians in their homes will receive financial support, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Monday.
The announcement came during a speech to the National Assembly on Monday, as the chamber resumed work after the summer break, ahead of a debate by MPs on the situation in Ukraine and its consequences in France. Ambassador of Ukraine to France Vadym Omelchenko sat in the gallery.
After recalling the French and European support to Ukraine, both humanitarian and military, Der Borne greeted and thanked “everyone [French] local authorities that mobilize, organize solidarity and facilitate the reception and education of Ukrainian refugees. Your commitment is valuable and crucial.”
Referring to French, Borne said she wanted to help “committed fellow citizens” and announced “from the end of November the implementation of assistance to our compatriots who welcome Ukrainian displaced persons in their homes”.
“The war will continue”, but France will “be up to the task [because] the resistance of the Ukrainian people obliges us,” she said.
The head of the French interministerial crisis unit for the reception of people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, Prefect Joseph Zimet, had already indicated in an interview with the in July that such aid would be examined “to prevent these recording breaks down”. daily Le Monde.
He explained that “for several months, a Ukrainian household will be accommodated in their own apartment […] causes financial strain and can lead to a kind of fatigue.”
He also explained that “capacities for community housing are declining” and the “context of access to housing [is] complicated.” The prefect said at the time that the amount of this aid should be “150 to 200 euros for a few months”.
Borne also said France was “determined” to ensure that the “crimes committed by Russia are documented, judged and punished” which is “an essential condition for the return to a lasting peace”.
Finally, Borne announced “an economic conference with the Ukrainian authorities to mobilize French companies” for the reconstruction of the country.
(David Basso | EURACTIV.fr)