The US authorities have approved additional $2.2 billion in loans and guarantees for Ukraine and 18 other European countries that “potentially could be threatened by Russia in the future.” Moldova will also receive financial assistance. This was announced by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, his statement is published on site State Department.
“Today, we are also notifying Congress of our intention to provide another $2.2 billion in long-term investment under the foreign military financing program to strengthen the security of Ukraine and 18 of its neighbors,” the diplomat said.
He clarified that we are talking about Washington’s allies in NATO and other partners in ensuring regional security, which may be under the threat of aggression from Russia.
About a billion dollars of this amount will be allocated to Ukraine, and the rest of the money will be received by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The allocation of funds must still be approved by the US Congress.