It is important that the distribution of these funds occurs by analogy with the previous support format.
Today the EU made a long-awaited decision to allocate 50 billion euros for Ukraine. A long-term support program is designed for four years. And this means that Ukrainians have financial guarantees for our social stability.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky spoke about this in his address.
“Now it is important that the distribution of these funds occurs by analogy with the previous support format: the first two tranches we need a larger amount – 18 billion euros per year, and then the state’s stability will be greater,” the president emphasized.
Today, in his address to the European Council, Vladimir Zelensky recalled our two other goals for the year. This is the creation of an appropriate Fund for Assistance to Ukraine within the European Peace Fund to maintain the capabilities of our defense, our defensive actions at the front. As well as preparations for the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland.
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“A very emotional event is the release of our guys from captivity, which happened yesterday. Now all 207 guys are already in the process of rehabilitation and recovery. Everyone is provided with all the necessary help. Everyone is already in touch with their relatives. All families and loved ones can visit,” the Supreme Commander-in-Chief assured.
He also noted that work continues on security guarantees for Ukraine. Today, another round of negotiations took place in Berlin, and a corresponding agreement is being prepared.
Today, the president signed several new decrees on awarding 294 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with state awards. In total, during the war on February 24, 69,945 Ukrainian defenders were awarded state awards.
Today Europe demonstrated exactly the kind of unity that is needed. 27 countries – together. The institutions of the European Union are in full cooperation. This is a clear signal to Moscow that Europe will stand and that Europe will not be broken by any destructive waves that the Kremlin always comes up with. But at the same time, it is a clear signal across the Atlantic, a signal that Europe is making a commitment. Safe. Strong. We are waiting for America’s decisions,” the head of state emphasized.