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White House will issue $20 mln to Ukraine for reforms, $3 mln to help refugees

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White House will issue $20 mln to Ukraine for reforms, $3 mln to help refugees
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The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms, the press service of US Vice President Joseph Biden has said.

According to a press release, posted on the website of the US Embassy in Ukraine, in pursuit of these objectives, Vice President Joe Biden announced in Kyiv that the White House would commit $20 million to support comprehensive reform in the Ukrainian law enforcement and justice sectors, including prosecutorial and anti-corruption reforms. The vice president also announced that the U.S. would be directing an additional $3 million to the UN World Food Program emergency operation in Ukraine for food rations and assistance to people displaced by the conflict in eastern Ukraine and other vulnerable populations.

The United States will continue to work with the Congress to identify additional opportunities for U.S. assistance to Ukraine. For example, the Administration has requested from the Congress an additional $45 million as part of the president’s European reassurance initiative that would help build Ukraine's capacity to provide for its own defence and increase interoperability with U.S. and Western forces.

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