German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that rebuilding Ukraine will be a generational task, but it will make it more advanced and modern than before the war, combining this process with getting closer to joining the EU. He said this during a speech in Berlin at the International Conference on Reconstruction and Modernization of Ukraine.
"Today, unfortunately, we cannot yet say when the war will end, but it will end and when it does, we will continue to stand side by side with Ukraine, support it on the path of democracy, freedom and security. It is no less than the creation of a new Marshall Plan of the 21st century. This is the task of a generation, but the task begins now. Restoration of Ukraine's economic strength, modernization, and this will be a challenge for the next generations, and this challenge will require the efforts of the entire world community," said Scholz.
He called to think not only about the restoration of what existed before the war, but also about what will be and what can be created.