Ukraine gets $1.5 bn in grant aid from US

Kiev, Dec 3 (IANS) Ukraine received $1.5 billion in grant aid from the US mobilised by the World Bank, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry has said on Facebook.
The funding is the first tranche of the additional grant financing worth $4.5 billion provided by the US government to Ukraine under the World Bank’s Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance in Ukraine project, the ministry was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.
The financing will be used for paying pensions for the elderly, social assistance, covering expenditures on medical services, and other payments, it said.
The World Bank has mobilised close to $17.8 billion in emergency financing to support Ukraine amid the economic impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to the bank’s website.
Out of this sum, 11.4 billion of financing has been disbursed.

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