Poland's OSCE chief calls for post-war recovery plan for Ukraine

The foreign ministers of Poland, Sweden, and North Macedonia, representing the OSCE Troika (the present, past and incoming Chairmen-in-Office) met on Friday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Zbigniew Rau, Poland's foreign minister and the chairman of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has called for a post-war reconstruction plan for Ukraine.

The foreign ministers of Poland, Sweden, and North Macedonia, representing the OSCE Troika (the present, past and incoming Chairmen-in-Office) met on Friday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland.

At a press conference following the meeting, the ministers reiterated their call for Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine, seen as the largest European conflict since World War Two.

They voiced their "full support for the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people in the time of the greatest horror and destruction they are experiencing."

Rau said that it was necessary to prepare a plan for rebuilding Ukraine's devastated infrastructure and ruined cities after the war.

"It is essential to support hope for a better future... to propose the perspective of the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine... to prepare a kind of Marshall plan (a successful US-sponsored post-WWII recovery process for Europe - PAP) when the conflict comes to an end," he said.