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West gives too much money to one person, and it is dangerous for Ukraine – Timothy Snyder

26 March, 2023 Sunday
20:11

The West should not give all the money for Ukraine’s reconstruction to the central government, rather it should work with all regions, cities and towns

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This was stated by historian Timothy Snyder in an interview with Espreso.

"The things that we have to worry about in the future are how Ukraine is rebuilt, and the danger for you is that we give too much money to one person. We shouldn't do that. We, America, the West and so on, we should be finding all those hundreds of NGOs, and we should be helping them. We should have relations with all the oblasts. We should be helping them," he said.

According to Snyder, the issue here is not Ukraine, but the fact that, as history shows, it should not be done centrally.

"I say that just because we don't want Ukraine to get in this situation where the central power is suddenly getting all this money. It's not about the personalities, it's just about the structure. If we can manage to do that, I can see and imagine Ukraine which will be better than Ukraine in 2021, with better public transportation, better city squares, better Kharkiv than it used to be, although I really like Kharkiv. Where the cities are more modern and where the highways are better. All these things, I can imagine ways that Ukraine would be better if we do reconstruction in the right way," concluded the historian.

The full interview with American historian Timothy Snyder will be published on March 26 at 9:11 p.m. on the Espreso.TV website. It will also be streamed live on Espreso and on Espreso YouTube.

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