Ukraine Wins New Aid Pledges as Blasts Strike Russian-Occupied Melitopol

Ukraine garnered pledges for fresh aid to help it ride out the winter months after explosions rocked a bridge in the country’s east used by Russian forces to transport military hardware to the front lines of the conflict.

Delegates from dozens of countries and international institutions gathered in Paris on Tuesday and pledged more than 1 billion euros in aid to Ukraine, according to French officials. Delegates discussed ways to provide urgent access to water, food, energy, transport and healthcare in Ukraine throughout the winter, French officials said. 

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