- The United States offers Ukraine a government loan guarantee of up to one billion dollars.
- In doing so, Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken explained, they want to help the country’s economy under pressure from the Russian military buildup.
The US government wants to help Ukraine. With this offer, the country must, among other things, implement its economic reform agenda. It added that the 1 billion euro loan would enhance Ukraine’s ability to ensure economic stability, growth and prosperity for the population in the face of Russia’s “destabilizing behavior”.
She added that the United States had already given Ukraine three such loan guarantees. According to the State Department, the United States has provided more than $2 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine since 2014.
According to their own data, the G7 countries, along with international financial institutions and the International Monetary Fund, have supported Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in aid and loans since 2014.
Silinsky calls for “Day of Unity”.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced, tomorrow, Wednesday, a decree of “Unity Day” – after warnings from the US Department of Defense of a possible Russian invasion. Zelensky called on residents to raise flags across the country and sing the national anthem at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In his speech, he denied accusations that Russia was preparing to launch an attack on the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, in Luhansk and Donetsk.
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