USAID President Samantha Power held a press conference with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Washington Oksana Markarova at the Ukraine House.
“I’m here to announce that we’re starting to distribute the additional $9.9 billion in direct budgetary support we’ll be providing thanks to Congress’ bipartisan support,” Power said. said.
Stating that they also provided assistance in the first half of the war, Power said, “However, we have passed that first phase. Now we have passed into a phase where more planned and long-term projects are made, where expenditures are predictable and within the framework of a certain budget.” he said.
Power said that this aid to Ukraine will be transferred to educators and health workers.
Noting that the USA will stand by Ukraine in this war no matter how long it lasts, Power emphasized that the USA will work with Congress to provide another 250 million dollars to strengthen Ukraine’s energy sector.
Ambassador of Ukraine expressed his “gratitude”
Ukraine’s Ambassador to Washington, Oksana Markarova, stated that they needed to win the war they entered against Russia, and stated that they are grateful to the people of the USA, President Joe Biden and the entire administration for their support in this war.
“This is the best investment to make not only for our homes and loved ones, but also for the people of Ukraine who stand for freedom, independence and democracy,” Markarova said about the aid the US launched today. said.
The Ukrainian Ambassador said they will win the war and focus on rebuilding Ukraine.