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Ukraine to receive $698 million in aid from U.S., - Ambassador to U.S.

Source : 112 Ukraine

Military assistance is expected to begin arriving in February
12:26, 15 January 2020

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The total sum of financial assistance that Ukraine is expected to receive from the United States in 2020 amounts to 698 million dollars. This was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukrinform reports.

"Yes, in 2020, total US financial assistance will amount to 698 million dollars," the ambassador said.

He said that the Pentagon would provide 250 million dollars. U.S. Department of State is expected to allocate 448 million dollars of economic assistance, 115 million dollars of which will go to security. Another 50 million dollars will be allocated under certain conditions.

Related: U.S. Congress adopts defense budget with $300 million aid to Ukraine

According to Yelchenko, military assistance is expected to begin arriving in February.

As we reported earlier, the United States of America froze military aid to Ukraine 90 minutes after Donald Trump’s July 25th conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky. It was reported by BBC News, citing the governmental email.

According to the agency, after the telephone negotiations between the Presidents ended, Mike Duffey, the White House official, contacted the select OMB and Pentagon officials in order to pause the aid to Ukraine.

Related: Behind the Ukraine aid freeze: 84 days of conflict and confusion

 

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