Ukraine thanks Poland for support on reconstruction plan

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Twitter, on Monday, that he is grateful to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for supporting the idea of funding for the reconstruction of Ukraine by foreign companies and states.

"Grateful to @MorawieckiM for supporting the idea of funding Ukraine’s recovery by foreign states & companies. It would be fair for states to transfer the seized Russian assets and for companies to share a part of extra profits earned unwittingly due to conjuncture of world markets," Shmyhal tweeted.

In an interview for the Italian daily "La Repubblica" published on Sunday, Morawiecki, speaking about frozen Russian assets, stated that they should be confiscated.

"It cannot be that, after the crimes Russia has committed, we go back to business as usual. If we return this money to Russia, sooner or later it will be used to finance further criminal campaigns. Russia has to pay for what it is doing in Ukraine and Russian money should be allocated to one goal: rebuilding a devastated Ukraine," the PM explained.