UK Chancellor and South West Surrey MP, Jeremy Hunt, and other G7 finance chiefs have committed to continued financial support for the Ukrainian government in 2023 to a total of US$39 billion at their latest meeting in Bengaluru, India.

Meeting on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion, the group of finance ministers and central bank governors from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, United States and the EU met and were joined by Ukrainian finance minister Sergii Marchenko, and collectively condemned Russia’s war of aggression.

Mr Hunt said: “We heard first-hand from Ukrainian finance minister Sergii Marchenko how additional funding is helping protect the lives of ordinary Ukrainians. This really hammers home the importance of the UK and our allies continuing to back Ukraine in its fight against Putin’s illegal invasion.

“This additional support will save lives in Ukraine, help the government carry out critical repairs of damaged infrastructure, deliver basic services like healthcare and stabilise the economy.”

The Herald is currently supporting the Energise Ukraine campaign launched by Alton man Tony Souter to fund generators in war-torn Ukraine, with almost £18,000 raised since January.

The campaign aims to buy electric generators for families in various parts of Ukraine who are living without the essentials of water, light, and heat due to hostilities.

Donations can be made on the JustGiving webpage at

The generators will be delivered to trusted non-governmental organisations in Ukraine for distribution to those in greatest need.