KIEV, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Tuesday that Ukraine has received 4.5 billion euros (about 4.73 billion U.S. dollars) in financial international aid since the start of the conflict with Russia, the government press service said.

Over the past week, Ukraine received 500 million dollars in grant funds from the World Bank, Shmyhal said.

"We are especially grateful for such support. This helps us to maintain all social benefits in full, as well as to open new assistance programs," Shmyhal said.

He informed that the government had launched a platform which would help raise funds for the country's post-conflict recovery.