US plans to provide Ukraine with $7.4 billion in humanitarian and budgetary support by September
The United States plans to continue large-scale humanitarian and budgetary support for Ukraine and intends to transfer $7.4 billion in aid by September
This was stated on Friday during a meeting of the UN Security Council by US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
"Since the invasion, the United States has provided nearly $2 billion in humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine and the region. And we have provided nearly $15.5 billion in direct budget support to the Government of Ukraine through World Bank mechanisms. We plan to provide an additional $7.4 billion through September," the US ambassador said.
In this regard, she called on the rest of the international community to continue its efforts to support Ukrainians. Thomas-Greenfield reminded that on February 15, the UN announced the need to raise $3.9 billion for agencies and non-governmental organizations to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine, as well as $1.7 billion to support countries hosting millions of Ukrainian refugees.
However, the US Representative to the UN emphasized that it is necessary to go further.
"Funding alone, however, is not enough. Security Council members must continue to demand unhindered humanitarian access across Ukraine, just as 141 Member States did last month. And we must call out Russia’s continued missile and drone attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure, and how these attacks are preventing humanitarian assistance from reaching areas temporarily occupied by Russia,” Thomas-Greenfield pointed out.
As a reminder, on Friday, March 17, the UN Security Council discussed the humanitarian situation in Ukraine caused by the Russian war. The Russian delegation tried to push through a speech by a representative of the "DPR," but the Security Council rejected this provocation.