18 May 2022 16:55

Zelensky thanks von der Leyen for EU's aid package for Ukraine

KYIV. May 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for an EU support package for Ukraine, which includes a new macro-financial assistance program amounting to 9 million euros.

"Grateful for the support package for Ukraine announced today by Ursula von der Leyen: a new 9-billion-euro macro-financial aid program and a Ukraine Recovery Platform," Zelensky wrote on Twitter.

This assistance should help Ukraine "accelerate the movement towards EU membership," he said.