April 19, 2011 / 9:39 AM / in 7 years

Ukraine raises 550 mln euros for new Chernobyl shell

KIEV, April 19 (Reuters) - World governments and international organisations have pledged to provide 550 million euros ($780 million) for the construction of a new shelter at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, President Viktor Yanukovich said on Tuesday.

“This is what we have been able to raise through joint efforts -- and we consider this figure preliminary -- 550 million euros,” he said at a dedicated pledging conference in Kiev. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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