The European Union will allocate 1.4 million euros to Ukraine for the development of the state border. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Denys Monastyrsky and the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Matti Maasikas, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
“Taking into account today's challenges, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes to consider the possibility of redistributing part of the budget of the second phase of the joint EU4IBM project for urgent development of the Ukrainian-Belarusian section of the border and increasing the capabilities of the State Border Service,” Monastyrsky said.
Maasikas assured that Ukraine can already count on 1.4 million euros, and within a few months the European partners will agree on a significant increase in this amount.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to visit Ukraine in 2022. The Ukrainian president is confident that this visit will become a new impetus in relations between the two countries.
According to Zelensky, the 30th anniversary of Hungary's recognition of Ukraine's independence and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries was a good opportunity to talk with Orban.
"For now, by phone, but I am sure that our meeting will become a new impetus in relations between Ukraine and Hungary. I invited the Prime Minister to visit Ukraine in 2022," Zelensky added.