Italy aiming to play large role in Ukraine's recontruction



Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said Wednesday that Italy intends to play a major role in the reconstruction of Ukraine.

Meloni made the comments at a bilateral summit with Ukrainian officials in Rome, where initiatives were discussed along with contributions from public and private capital, international institutions and banks.

“We want to play a leading role not only politically, but also by involving businesses,” Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said speaking alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The World Bank, United Nations, European Commission and Ukraine recently estimated it would cost $411 billion to rebuild the country, following Russia’s special military operation.