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US Announces Additional $205 Million Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said his country has announced a fresh $205 million humanitarian aid in the provision of food, clean water and shelter for Ukraine.

This life-saving aid is crucial for economic stability, security and uplifting Ukraine’s ability in the face of the humanitarian crisis emanating from the Russian invasion, quoting Antony Blinken, the Voice America reported.

“We appreciate the contribution of other donors in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, call on them to generously support the urgent humanitarian needs in Ukraine and the region,” Blinked said.

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, America’s total humanitarian aid reaches $2.1 billion. Additionally, Washington has provided $37.6 billion in military supplies for Kyiv.

Meanwhile, the European Union has said to be assessing further funds to support Ukraine in the coming years.

Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Executive Vice-President said, “The European Union is ready to provide Ukraine with sustainable funding after 2023, aimed at supporting financial stability and reconstruction projects.”

So far, the European Union has delivered $19.4 million for Ukraine, with the provision of more funds to pure in the years ahead.  

While speaking at the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine’s military supplies are coming to an end and Kyiv is completely dependent on Western military supplies.

Putin further reiterated that Ukraine was defeated in its quest for the long-waited counter-offensive, adding that Ukrainian forces have to chance to succeed against Russian forces.

However, Ukraine rejected these claims and said to have forced Russian forces to retreat on several fronts.

America’s fresh humanitarian aid to Kyiv comes as most of the country’s facilities in different cities of Ukraine have been destroyed in the 16-month Russian military invasion, and millions of Ukrainians are in dire need of urgent humanitarian aid.