Information on the reduction of us aid by 68.8% should be considered taking into account the U.S. financial assistance to Ukraine in the form of loan guarantees. This is stated in the statement of the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, published on the page in Facebook.
“In particular, in 2016 the United States has provided Ukraine with a loan guarantee in the amount of $ 1 billion, which required funding from the budget of the United States with a volume of about 300 million dollars. At the same time, in 2018, thanks to the achieved financial stability and expected growth of economy of Ukraine the parties provide financial assistance in the form of loan guarantees”, – stated in the message.
The Embassy stressed that, given the above, the actual reduction of us aid to Ukraine to 2018 will amount to about 30%, “allowing you to continue the implementation of most of the existing programs of aid to our country.”
“It should be noted that in the disclosed information on the budget proposals of the US Administration funding programs in Ukraine will be about 50% of all funds provided for a program of American assistance to Europe and Eurasia, which declined by 57.4%,” – said the Agency.
We will remind, on the eve of the publication Foreign Policy reported that the draft state budget of the USA for the year 2018, issued in March by the Administration of the tramp, provides a reduction of aid to Ukraine by 68.8%.