The European Commission approved the allocation of the second tranche of aid to Ukraine for 600 million euros
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The European Commission (EC) approved the allocation of the second tranche of the European Union’s macro-financial assistance to Kiev in the amount of over 600 million euros. This was announced on Wednesday, September 15, by the President of Ukraine. Vladimir Zelensky.
“I welcome the decision of the European Commission to provide Ukraine with a second tranche of € 600 million,” the Ukrainian leader wrote on his Twitter page, expressing gratitude to the President of the European Commission Ursule von der Leyen and Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis for an optimistic assessment of the reforms carried out in Ukraine
According to the Ukrainian leader, the allocated financial support is evidence that Kiev and Brussels are “in solidarity in overcoming challenges” in the fight against coronavirus.
In December last year, the European Commission also paid Ukraine 600 million euros within the framework of the macro-financial assistance program. Dombrovskis then pointed out that these funds are the first tranche of macro-financial assistance, which confirms the solidarity and cooperation of the European Union with Kiev. At the same time, it was noted that Brussels has allocated a total of 16.5 billion euros in financial assistance since 2014 in the form of grants and loans.