Zelenskiy unveils online donation platform

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Ukraine has created its own state donation platform because of the Russian invasion.

"Here, in one click, you can donate funds to protect our defenders, to save our civilians and to rebuild Ukraine," President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video message on Thursday.

Via the website United24, donations can now be made separately for the army, humanitarian purposes or post-war reconstruction.

According to the site, bank transfers, payments by credit card and also cryptocurrency are possible.

The central bank is to report every day on the receipt of funds.

The responsible ministries are also to report on the use of funds once a week.

An external audit will take place every quarter.

Already, a large part of the social expenditure of the Ukrainian budget is financed with funds from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

According to the non-governmental organisation Transparency International, Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in Europe.

Russia attacked its neighbour almost two and a half months ago.

According to estimates, the damage caused by destroyed infrastructure already amounts to several hundred billion euros.

According to UN figures, there are more than seven million internally displaced persons within the country.

More than five million people have left the country.

On Thursday, an international donor conference organised by Poland and Sweden in Warsaw raised a further $US6.5 billion ($A9.0 billion) for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

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