EU provides over €5 million in additional support to eastern Ukraine

18-03-2020
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

The EU announced that it will provide additional assistance to support the conflict-affected population in eastern Ukraine.

An additional €3.2 million will be allocated to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, bringing the EU’s total financial engagement in this mission to €52 million.

The EU will also increase its support for civilian protection in the region by €1 million, to help the implementation of Ukraine’s Strategy on Protection of Civilians.

Additional funds will also be provided for the reconstruction of a modern administrative service centre in Stanytsia Luhanska, to ensure effective access to services for citizens, in line with Ukraine’s decentralisation reform.

The EU will also contribute an additional €1 million to support the resilience of the Sea of Azov region, and improve the reliability and availability of information on the region.

The European Union is the biggest provider of conflict response assistance to Ukraine. Since 2014, its contributions have amounted to €762.5 million, of which approximately half accounts for humanitarian aid. In total, €15 billion have been contributed in grants and concessional loans to support the country's reform agenda and economic integration with the EU.

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