USA Department of State Plans $ 255 Million in Aid to Ukraine

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
USA Department of State Plans $ 255 Million in Aid to Ukraine

On May 28, the Joe Biden administration submitted a draft budget for 2022 for consideration by Congress, which includes funding for the sector of state immunity and integrity of Ukraine

According to Congressional Budget Justification:

  • Funding will accelerate reforms to address corruption; 
  • enhance transparency and accountability, including by expanding e-government initiatives; advance institutional reforms and training necessary for European integration; improve the business climate and enhance trade capacity;
  • strengthen the agricultural sector; support energy security through reform of Ukraine's national oil and gas company and increase energy efficiency; contribute to reconstruction efforts; 
  • and provide support for the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine. Funds will also continue to promote democratic and economic reforms;
  • support civil society, decentralization, access to unbiased information, and judicial reform; 
  • and encourage clean energy investment. Funds will support efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy and postpandemic response and preparedness.
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