22 Dec 2023 12:38

Netherlands allots 102 mln euros to Ukraine as first assistance package in 2024

MOSCOW. Dec 22 (Interfax) - The Dutch government allots 102 million euros to Ukraine as the first assistance package of over 2 billion euros assigned for next year.

"The government has allotted 102 million euros for the first four months of 2024 to help Ukraine live through the winter and prepare for the spring. Foreign Trade Minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen said how the money would be spend during his visit to Ukraine on December 15," Ukrainian media quoted a statement on the Dutch government website.

The statement said, for instance, that the new package includes 15 million euros for humanitarian aid to be provided via the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund at the OCHA [the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs], 15 million euros for farmland reclamation, 62 million euros for the provision of basic services by the Ukrainian government, restoration of critical infrastructure and reforms through the Special Program for Ukraine and Moldova Recovery (SPUR), which is part of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA), and 10 million euros for electricity supply to the Ukrainian power grid.