The European Union plans to allocate an additional 3 billion euros to Ukraine

15:01 13 September Kyiv, Ukraine

By the end of the year, the EU plans to allocate an additional 3 billion euros to Kyiv.

 
European Commissioner for Budget Johannes Hahn. He noted that this assistance may be in the form of grants..
 
"There should be more in the plans, because the financial needs of Ukraine by the end (of the year) are another 3 billion (euros)," Khan said.
 
He added that additional funds had already been proposed and expressed confidence that the EU member states would decide on their allocation to Ukraine.

By the way, this summer the EU allocated the first tranche of assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 1 billion euros, only 9 billion euros of financial assistance from Brussels can arrive in Kyiv before the end of this year.
 
"The real question is how to finance Ukraine in case - and it is very likely - if the war continues into the new year," Khan said.
 
At the same time, he noted that the necessary funds for Ukraine cannot be allocated from the current EU budget, and in order to find them, "extraordinary efforts" must be made.

The Budget Commissioner also acknowledged that soaring energy prices and inflation in the EU could affect the extent to which the European community is ready to provide additional financial support to Kyiv.