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Aid to Ukraine has reached historic low since January 2022 - study

7 December, 2023 Thursday
15:30

In August-October 2023, the amount of newly pledged aid to Ukraine from Western countries reached its lowest level since January 2022, down almost 90% compared to the same period last year.

European Pravda reported this, citing the study conducted by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

It is reported that between August and October 2023, the total value of new aid packages amounted to €2.11 billion, the lowest figure since January 2022. Active donors include Germany, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

The United States remains the largest donor of military aid with a total of €44 billion. However, it is reported that Germany is quickly catching up with military commitments totaling more than 17 billion euros. The study also says that EU countries continue to catch up with the United States in terms of military aid pledges and are already ahead of it.

The total 25 billion euros pledged for heavy weapons (January 2022-October 2023) is 43% for the United States and 47% for all EU countries and institutions combined.

  • Yesterday, the bill to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan failed a procedural vote in the US Senate.
  • To be put to a vote, the bill had to receive at least 60 votes out of 100. "Only 49 senators voted in favor.
  • Earlier, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius once again rejected accusations of insufficient assistance to Ukraine, which is fighting against Russia.


 
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