European Commission decided to allocate 50 million euros as humanitarian aid to the territories on the front line in Donbas. This was announced by the European Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis in Mariupol on Friday, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
“We have decided to grant Ukraine an additional 200 million euros, of which 50 million euros will be sent to the territory near the delimitation line,” Dombrovskis said.
The EU will continue to provide financial support to Ukraine, in particular, within the framework of the macro-financial assistance program, but also intends to use other forms of help, according to him.
“We must continue our cooperation with Ukraine, continue to provide our support, also make efforts for peaceful settlement of the conflict and do everything possible to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We must also do everything possible to support the citizens who live in this territory, and to provide humanitarian help and assistance in restoration works,” he added.
As it was reported earlier EIB will allocate 11.7 million dollars to support IDPs in Ukraine. The funding program was developed to cover the needs of local infrastructure and internally displaced persons in five regions across the country.