Kuleba hails EU’s approval of $54 billion aid fund

Dmytro Kuleba
Dmytro Kuleba

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba thanked the leaders of the European Union for establishing the EUR 50 billion ($54 billion) Ukraine Facility aid fund, describing the decision as “historic” in a Twitter post on Feb. 1.

It showed that any notions about Europe’s alleged "fatigue" or "waning support" for Ukraine is false, he added.

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"Europe has once again demonstrated its strength and ability to make major decisions independent of others,” Kuleba said.

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“The EU is leading the way and setting an example for the rest of the world to follow."

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The minister concluded that the long-term Ukraine aid fund means that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will not be able to “outlast” Ukraine and the world.

Earlier on Feb. 1, All 27 EU members unanimously agreed to establish the Ukraine Facility, a four-year aid fund for Ukraine worth EUR 50 billion ($54 billion). Initially approved in late 2023, the program was previously blocked by Hungary. At a summit on Dec. 14, 2023, Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán vetoed the proposal.

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