According to the US embassy in Ukraine, Samantha Power, USAID administrator, arrived in Kyiv to express the support of the US to our state and people, who have been fighting against the aggressor country for 7 months.
During her tour of Ukraine, Power plans to meet with journalists, Ukrainian business representatives, and workers in the agricultural and energy sectors. Samantha Power will discuss with representatives of various areas of culture and business how the United States will help Ukraine create the conditions for active recovery of Ukraine after Putin's war.
Power has already met with a group of young Ukrainian entrepreneurs who, with their enterprises, help the Ukrainian economy not to die because of the war. Over the past 2 years, USAID and the Youth Entrepreneur Partnership have helped more than 9.000 Ukrainian students receive primary business education.
Good news for Ukraine's energy sector: Samantha Paver, on behalf of USAID, announced a $55 million grant to Ukraine to restore war-torn heat supply lines.
"This assistance will provide repair and maintenance of pipes and equipment supplying gas to the homes of Ukrainians, medical and educational institutions, as well as enterprises in all regions of the country. About 7 million Ukrainians in 19 regions of the country will benefit from USAID assistance," the US embassy in Ukraine.
The embassy clarifies that separately before the heating season, heat generators and other methods of heating the critical infrastructure of Ukraine will be transferred to Ukraine: hospitals, schools, and houses of socially vulnerable citizens. First, assistance will be directed to the regions affected by Russian attacks: Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kharkiv and Chernihiv.