8 Nov 2023 13:57

Ukrainian govt approves another 250 mln euros in rapid recovery aid from EU

MOSCOW. Nov 8 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has approved an agreement allowing Kiev to receive another 250 million euros in rapid recovery assistance from the European Union, Ukrainian media said, citing Prime Minister Denis Shmygal's statement made at a government meeting on Tuesday.

These funds will be spent on rebuilding bridges, railways, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, and residential buildings, he said.

"This money will also be used to support Ukrainian farmers," the prime minister said.

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund, along with the announced contributions, has already topped 300 million euros, Shmygal said.

The largest amounts of support have been received from the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others, he said.

"We have been using these funds to purchase transformers, turbines, connectors, equipment for trunk power grids, etc. I am grateful to all countries for their support of our energy resilience," Shmygal said.