EU should aid Ukraine with up to USD 1.5 billion monthly says PM

In a Facebook post, Morawiecki argued that Russia wants Ukraine to go bankrupt and be unable to pay salaries and pensions and hopes that this way the Ukrainian nation will start losing morale. Mateusz Morawiecki/Facebook

The EU should match the USD 1.5 billion the US has pledged to provide Ukraine in financial aid a month, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister has said.

In a Facebook post, Morawiecki argued that Russia wants Ukraine to go bankrupt and be unable to pay salaries and pensions and hopes that this way the Ukrainian nation will start losing morale.

"The fastest way to end a war is to lose it but we must by no means let that happen," he said.

"Therefore our duty is to provide financial support. The United States pledged from USD 1 billion to USD 1.5 billion a month - the European Union should support Ukraine with the same amount," Morawiecki wrote.