WORLD BANK / UKRAINE MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told a ministerial roundtable hosted by the World Bank Group and the Ukrainian Government “with your financial support we will quickly rebuild our nation.” WORLD BANK

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STORY: WORLD BANK / UKRAINE MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE
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SOURCE: WORLD BANK
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 21 APRIL 2022, WASHINGTON DC

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1. Pan left, World Bank Group President and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal entering a World Bank Group conference room
2. Wide shot of US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ukraine Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko, Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and World Bank Group President David Malpass
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President, Ukraine:
“To stop the war now and to liberate our territory from the Russian Invaders is the only secure way to stop the development of a food crisis. Russian military are aimed at destroying all objects in Ukraine that can serve as an economic base for life. That includes railroad stations, food warehouses, oil, refineries, etc. At this time, we need up to 7 billion US dollars each month to make up for the economic losses.”
4. Wide shot, attendees clapping for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
5. Med shot, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaking on a screen
6. Med shot, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaking on a screen
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President, Ukraine:
“With your financial support, we will quickly rebuild our nation. That means new opportunities for business from different countries for not just economic growth, but also this will be specific proof that global financial institutions are capable to work in the interest of rank-and-file people and of mankind in general. I would like one our next meetings take place in Ukraine in one of our cities that were rebuilt with your support.”
8. Med shot, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and World Bank Group President David Malpass
9. Wide shot, Canada Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Ukraine Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko, Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and World Bank Group President David Malpass
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister, Ukraine:
“The scale of the challenge is very serious in all spheres of economic and social life in Ukraine. But taking into account the additional environmental risks because of the war in the industrial zones, flooded coal mines, intervention in the Chernobyl zone, then the scope of additional support needed will increase dramatically.”
11. Wide shot, World Bank Group building
12. Wide shot, World Bank Group building
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister, Ukraine:
“While I'm talking to you, Russia is attacking my country to undermine the resilience of the Ukrainian nation. The Ukrainian people has proven that they are ready to fight as much as it is needed. We will fight bravely and wisely to defend our nation and freedom of the European continent but to win the war we need your support. That is why I appeal to all of you on behalf of us will fight for Ukraine. Those who work hard now for our victory and survival of Ukrainian nation. I appeal to you with my request help us protect freedom.”
14. Wide shot of World Bank Group HQ.
15. Med shot, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and World Bank Group President David Malpass
16. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, President, World Bank Group:
“War is, first and foremost, a human tragedy. The World Bank Group has completed an early assessment of the physical damage. It puts the cost in terms of buildings and infrastructure, the narrow cost, at roughly $60 billion dollars and does not include the growing economic costs to Ukraine’s economy. Of course, the war is still ongoing, so those costs are rising.”
17. Wide shot, World Bank Group HQ.
18. SOUNDBITE (English) David Malpass, President, World Bank Group:
“We believe the reconstruction of essential infrastructure connectivity—such as transport, power, heating, and digital—should be urgently addressed. And then, over the medium term, reinforcing the macro-fiscal capacity; rebuilding cities and households; and strengthening the agriculture and business sectors. The war has been devastating for Ukraine’s people and its economy and it must end now. Rebuilding will take hard work, determination, and struggle, but I remain optimistic.”
19. Wide shot, World Bank Group HQ interior

STORYLINE:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told a ministerial roundtable hosted today (21 Apr) by the World Bank Group and the Ukrainian Government “with your financial support we will quickly rebuild our nation.”

World Bank Group President David Malpass said, “we believe the reconstruction of essential infrastructure connectivity – such as transport, power, heating, and digital – should be urgently addressed” at the event, which convened finance ministers and other international finance organizations.

The event was attended in-person by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, other finance ministers, and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

The leaders discussed support needed by the country and people of Ukraine after Russian’s invasion. The extraordinary roundtable took place amid the 2022 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

The World Bank Group is taking fast action to support the people of Ukraine. Together with the $944 million emergency financing package the World Bank has mobilized, the institution is preparing about $1.5 billion in additional support for continuation of essential government services during the war.
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