Contents tagged with assistance to Ukraine

  • US to double cybersecurity aid to Ukraine

    The United States has decided to double the amount it gives in financial assistance to Ukraine to enhance cyber security from $5 million to $10 million dollars.

    US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell told journalists about the decision after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv.

    "We also discussed the issue of cyber security, and I can proudly announce that we will double the amount of assistance in this direction, in …

  • Canada will double its police expert officers in Ukraine

    Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk stated at a March 28 meeting with Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov that Canada intended to double the number of police officer-instructors in Ukraine, as reported by the Interior Ministry of Ukraine.

    The two officials broadly discussed the current political agenda in Ukraine and the continuation of cooperation with Canadian partners to upgrade and develop the National Police of Ukraine within the PTAP (Police Training Assistance Project) …

  • Finland will allocate 15 million euros for assistance to Ukraine

    Finland will allocate 15 million euros for the development of educational and energy-efficiency projects in Ukraine in 2018-2021. As RBC-Ukraine reports, this was said by Timo Soini, the Foreign Minister of Finland, at a joint press conference with Pavel Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    Soini said, "Finland will continue to increase its support to Ukraine, which has reached 34 million euros since the beginning of the conflict. We also make a great contribution to the …

  • Media: European Commission to consider the state of Kyiv’s cooperation with International Monetary Fund before providing further assistance

    The European Commission plans to take into account a variety of factors in deciding on a new program of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine, including the status of the country’s program of cooperation with the International Monetary Fund in particular, as noted in a written response by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine to a request by Evropeyskaya Pravda news outlet.

    The statement notes that European Commission must give the Ukrainian authorities' request a positive …

  • European Commission ready to provide Ukraine with assistance of 1 billion euros

    The European Commission is ready to offer Ukraine a new package of macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1 billion euros, despite the incomplete fulfillment of the previous program requirements, as stated by Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, on Radio Liberty.

    According to him, the European Commission is ready to agree on the aid package for Ukraine next week.

    Dombrovskis sad, "This was discussed at the end of last year, when the previous program was over and …

  • US Senate introduces bill on cyber infrastructure support for Ukraine

    A group of US senators submitted a bill to the US Senate on strengthening cooperation with Ukraine in the field of cybersecurity, as reported on Facebook by the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    "A bipartisan group of senators led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patrick Toomey (R-PA) have introduced a mirror version of the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act that passed the House of Representatives on February 7, 2018," the statement said.

    The document is aimed at helping Ukraine improve …

  • Donors reduce volume of technical assistance to Ukraine by 25%

    Ukraine received $928.32 million in international technical assistance in 2017, which is $321 million (or 25%) less than it received in in 2016, as recounted in a report by the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

    In 2016, international technical assistance increased by $1,245.66 million.

    In 2017, the government signed 13 international treaties and other bilateral documents on technical and financial cooperation worth a total of more than $927 million. Parties to the treaties …

  • Turkey signs agreement on the provision of $3 million in aid to the Ukrainian army

    Turkey has signed an agreement on the provision of $3 million in assistance to the Ukrainian army, Andrii Sybiha, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkey, reported this on his Twitter page.

    "A worthy end of the year; for the second year in a row, we are signing an agreement with Turkey on the provision of assistance to the Ukrainian army (this year in the amount of about 3 million USD). A strategic partnership in action, assistance is calculated for 5 years with an …

  • US congress prepares draft bill on cybersecurity assistance for Ukraine

    The United States House Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives initiated the provision of cybersecurity assistance to Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States."The House Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives passed the Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017," the report said.The bill outlines the US policy to provide assistance to the government of Ukraine for improving its own cyber security …

  • Poroshenko promises to do everything possible for Ukraine to receive next EU loan of €600 million

    While speaking to the reported in Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to do everything possible to prevent Ukraine from losing the macro-financial assistance from the European Union, reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    In the summer of 2015, the European Commission opened a macro-financial assistance program for Ukraine in the amount of 1.8 billion euros. The term of the program ends on January 4, 2018. Ukraine has received two tranches of €600 million. To receive the third tranche, …