11:44 02 Feb 2023

EU grants Ukraine €400 mln in aid to support reforms

To support the reform process in Ukraine, the European Union will allocate an additional aid package of 400 million, EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in Brussels on Thursday.

As Bloomberg reports, the EU official stated that the EU would soon propose extending the suspension of all tariffs and trade protection measures regarding Ukrainian imports.

In addition, the Commission will propose to suspend Ukraine's financial contributions for participation in European Union programs as long as Ukraine has financial problems.

On Thursday, February 2, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and 15 members of the European Commission arrived in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, for consultations with the Ukrainian government.

On February 3, the EU-Ukraine Summit will be held in Kyiv.

After the meeting, the leaders will confirm in writing that the future of Ukraine and its citizens are connected with the European Union. 

Dmytro Kuleba said at an online briefing on Tuesday that the key issue on the agenda of the EU-Ukraine summit should be the prospect of the earliest possible start for the negotiation process on Ukraine's accession to the European Union after the implementation of all the European Commission recommendations. 

In turn, the Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine, Matti Maasikas, emphasized that the issues the participants would discuss at the Ukraine-EU Summit include the military situation, the peace plan of President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the partner support of Ukraine.

As Rubryka reported, Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen arrived in Ukraine on an official visit the day before. He held talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding further support for Ukraine.

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