19:24 May. 28, 2016
Funds will be spent on decentralisation, administration service centres and inrastructure
The representatives of the E.U. and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement with the governors of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to allocate EUR 10mln for the restoration of effective management and development of local communities.
The funds will be used for decentralisation measures, establishment of administration service centres, personnel training, and new infrastructure.
"The programme of the E.U. and UNDP provides financial resources for the territories that suffered from the crisis. In such a way the international partners demonstrate their support fot the actions of the Ukrainian government in maintaining peace and development," Donetsk Region Governor Pavlo Zhebrivskyi said.
Berend de Groot, the manager of the E.U. Representative Office Cooperation Programme, noted the agreement is an addition to the existing E.U. financial aid package. Since summer 2014, the E.U. has allocated EUR 300mln for Ukraine's development.