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Ukraine’s finance minister says reconstruction costs are rising

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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko has said more Western aid is needed to help it meet its growing reconstruction costs following this week’s escalation of Russian missile attacks. A blitz of Russian strikes in recent days have caused Kyiv’s biggest power outages of the nine-month long war to date and shut down all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants for the first time in 40 years. In August the World Bank estimated it would take $105 billion to repair Ukraine’s physical infrastructure but Marchenko told Reuters that number was now going higher. “Unfortu…

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