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Zelensky, von der Leyen hold phone talks, discuss number of issues

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was agreed to transfer the second tranche of the previous, fourth macro-financial assistance program in the amount of 500 million euros to Ukraine in the coming weeks
08:44, 21 May 2020

Office of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen discussed overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, financial assistance for Ukraine and restoration of the air connection with the European Union. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian President.

"Thank you personally for the 190-million-euro support package, announced by the European Commission, that is set for the fight against the effects of COVID-19. This money will be used to support the health care system and the economy, to help vulnerable groups, small and medium businesses, support civil society, judicial reform and to implement The European Green Deal," Zelensky said.

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President of Ukraine announced the signing of a law on banking activity in the near future that will open the way to a new cooperation program with the IMF. An agreement on the transfer of the second tranche of the previous, fourth EU macro-financial assistance program in the amount of 500 million euros to Ukraine was reached.

As we reported earlier, on April 22, the European Commission announced its decision to provide Ukraine with 1 billion 200 million euros in order to support it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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