International donors gathered in Warsaw Thursday to drum up further humanitarian aid for Ukraine as it seeks to evacuate civilians trapped by more than two months of fighting.
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, announced 200 million euros ($211.44 million) in support for displaced people in Ukraine with other donors expected to make further pledges at Thursday’s conference.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also launched a global fundraising site.
The efforts come as Ukraine prepares for a three-day daytime cease-fire in the vicinity of Mariupol’s Avostal steel plant to allow for further evacuations. Ukrainian officials say Russia has continued to attack soldiers remaining there, including with new air bombardments.