Ukraine gets 4.6 bln USD in foreign aid in August

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KIEV, Aug. 31: Ukraine received 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in international aid in August, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Tuesday, citing Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko.

Ukraine is expected to get 1.5 billion dollars in grant aid from the United States in September, and macro-financial assistance from the European Union in September or early October, Marchenko was quoted as saying.

On June 24, the European Commission announced plans to issue up to 9 billion euros in loans to support Ukraine under a new exceptional Macro-Financial Assistance program.

In August, Ukraine received 1 billion euros of the aid package in two tranches.

Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Feb. 24, Ukraine has received 17 billion dollars in aid from its partners, according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry.


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