Ukraine raises 550m. euros for new Chernobyl shell

KIEV - World governments and international organizations 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.
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