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Italy is planning a €140 million aid package to support Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said on June 11 at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin.

The money will be allocated to Ukraine’s “infrastructure, railways, healthcare, agriculture and demining,” and 45 million euros of it will be used to rebuild the country. Odessasaid the minister.

The world’s government and business leaders, as well as representatives of international organizations and civil society, gathered in the German capital for a two-day recovery conference in Ukraine.

The event is attended by the President Volodymyr Zelenskywho took the opportunity to call on international partners to provide further air defense and energy support to help the country resist Russian attacks on energy infrastructure.

During the conference, Tajani said that Italy and Ukraine will sign a cooperation memorandum today, June 11.

The minister also confirmed that Italy is preparing a military aid package that will include a new one SAMP/T air defense system next to that one provided last year through France and Italy.

Attacks earlier this year against the Ukrainian energy infrastructure destroyed several thermal power plants across the country, including the most important power plant Trypilliathe main electricity supplier of Kiev, Zhytomyr and Cherkasy Oblasts.

Ukraine wants to restore energy facilities damaged by Russia with allied help, Zelensky said at the conference in Berlin

“We ask you for equipment from your shut down power plants and immediate financial support. This way we can respond to the situation here and now. To maintain normal life,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said.