Since the beginning of Donbas conflict, the European Commission provided almost EUR 63 mln to Ukraine; the money went to both humanitarian aid and restoration works in war-torn areas of Donbas. Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, replied this to the request of Estonian MEP Urmas Paet, Deutsche Welle reports.
“Only in 2015, EUR 30 mln was allocated for humanitarian aid”, Stylianides said. He added that the European Commission considers one of its priorities conducting rescue operations in Donbas.
In July, 2015, the European Commission issued an aid package worth EUR 15 million to Ukraine. “Together with the funding provided directly by Member States, the EU as a whole has directed over EUR 223 million to those affected by the conflict since early 2014. Projects implemented until June 2015 - funded partially or totally by the Commission - have directly helped 1,570,000 Ukrainians”, reads a press release at the European Commission’s website.