Ukraine receives $1.5 bln in new financial aid, says PM


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KYIV — Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal thanked the United States on Saturday for its support after Ukraine received a further $1.5 billion in international financial assistance.

“The state budget of Ukraine received a grant of $1.5 billion. This is the last tranche of $4.5 billion aid from the United States from @WorldBank Trust Fund,” Shmyhal tweeted.

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He said the funds would be used to reimburse budget expenditure for pension payments and social assistance programs. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Louise Heavens)



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