US plans to provide Ukraine with another $7.4 billion in humanitarian and budgetary assistance by September
About it stated US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
“The United States, after the invasion (of Russia – ed.), provided almost $ 2 billion in humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine and the region. And we gave the government of Ukraine almost $15.5 billion of direct budgetary support through the mechanisms of the World Bank. We plan to provide an additional $7.4 billion by September,” Thomas-Greenfield said.
She called on other countries to do the same – to financially help Ukraine and support it until Russia withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine.
Thomas Greenfield recalled that on February 15, the UN announced the need to raise $3.9 billion for agencies and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine, as well as $1.7 billion to support countries hosting millions of Ukrainian refugees.
However, she stressed, we need to go further. “Just funding is not enough. Security Council members should insist on unhindered humanitarian access throughout Ukraine, as 141 member states did last month,” the head of the US mission to the UN stressed.
She also stressed that UN Security Council member countries should pay attention to Russia’s ongoing missile and drone attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure. “These attacks prevent humanitarian aid from reaching areas temporarily occupied by Russia,” Thomas-Greenfield said.
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.
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