16:30 Jul. 7, 2016
Washington offers more assistance as Ukraine is fighting combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern part of the country
The United States will provide additional USD 23 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine. The funding is intended to help those residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions who suffered from the ongoing conflict.
The assistance was announced by US State Secretary John Kerry at a joint press briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on July 7.
The funding will bring the total amount of US humanitarian assistance to Ukraine to more than USD 135 million since the crisis began, the US State department said in a statement.
Citing recent United Nations estimates, the department said there are more than 3.1 million vulnerable people in Ukraine, including many children, disabled, and elderly individuals.