: U.S. pledges Ukraine additional USD 335 million in security aid
Politics11:02 Apr. 1, 2016
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U.S. pledges Ukraine additional USD 335 million in security aid

Additional financial tranche aimed at helping reform Ukraine's military

The US will provide Ukraine with an additional USD 335 million in security aid, according to the White House. The announcement comes following a meeting between US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

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The new tranche is aimed at reforming Ukraine's Armed Forces, National Guard, and the border service.

Biden also promised more financial support for Ukraine if the government continues with reforms. Earlier this week Ukrainian lawmakers failed to form a new governing coalition which would have unlocked a USD 1 billion loan guarantee.

Read also Poroshenko and Biden discuss reform efforts, Donbas conflict and Crimea de-occupation

 

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