: Kerry announces additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine

16:30 Jul. 7, 2016

Kerry announces additional humanitarian aid for Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while speaking during his and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko news conference after the talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, July 7, 2016 (UNIAN photo)

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.

Read also Sanctions to continue if Russia refuses to address Donbas and Crimea issues – Kerry

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.

 

 

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