US aid to Ukraine amounts to $50 billion since the start of the conflict

KIEV, February 28: The United States has provided about $50 billion in aid to Ukraine since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on Monday, citing the United States Treasury Secretary United, Janet Yellen.

“In the field of security, the economy, humanitarian and social support, we have already provided about $50 billion in assistance,” Yellen said after her meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

In particular, the United States has provided $14 billion to support Ukraine’s economic resilience, Yellen said, noting that she plans to allocate another $8 billion for the same needs in the near future.

For his part, Shmyhal said that in 2022, the United States was the main contributor of funds to the Ukrainian economy among foreign countries.

According to Ukrainian government estimates, the country would need $38 billion in financing, including from external sources, to cover its budget deficit this year.

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