Ukraine signs two loans $800 million combined and gets $200 million of assistance

Ukraine signed the loan agreement worth $500 million with the World Bank, and the loan agreement worth $300 million with Japan.

Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius has posted this on Twitter.

"After a year, we finally signed a loan worth $500 million with the World Bank and worth $300 million with Japan. For budget needs," he posted.

Abromavicius thanked Finance Minister of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko, the Parliament, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Japanese government and the World Bank for help.

"Special thanks to the World Bank, Government of Japan, and Jaresko, Parliament and the whole Government on our part," the Minister noted.

Also, the United States has extended approximately $200 million worth of assistance to Ukraine's security services.

The U.S. Ambassador to Kyiv Geoffrey R. Pyatt informed this at a press briefing during a Friday visit to the Yavoriv training range in Ukraine's western Lviv region.

The ambassador said he was speaking about the funding of drills, equipment supplies and medical care.

Pyatt also said that this aid provided by the U.S. was only part of international efforts aimed at helping Ukraine protect its sovereignty.

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