EU allocates EUR 500 million in assistance to Ukraine

2 February, 11:55 PM
Flags of Ukraine and the European Union (Photo:Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine)

Flags of Ukraine and the European Union (Photo:Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine)

The EU has allocated its seventh package of assistance for Ukraine worth EUR 500 million ($546 million), and additional military support in the amount of EUR 45 million ($49 million), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a Twitter post on Feb. 2, expressing his gratitude.

“I am thankful for EU’s vital security assistance which brings us closer to defeating the Russian aggressor,” said Kuleba.

No further details were provided.

Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal, stated that the first ever intergovernmental consultations between Ukraine and the EU would take place on Feb. 2.

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On Feb. 2, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell arrived in Kyiv.

On Feb. 3, EU-Ukraine summit will open, where Ukraine will report on its progress in meeting key criteria Brussels has outlined as being critical for the country’s EU membership.

However, some reports suggest the EU may give Ukraine the cold shoulder on the desire to join the union in the next two years.

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