Since the invasion of Russia began, the US government has been the top humanitarian and military contributor to Ukraine. study found.
Since February 24, the United States has provided Kieu with € 7.6 billion ($ 8.2 billion) in humanitarian and military support, according to a study by the Kiel Institute, a German economic research think tank. Poland and the United Kingdom were the second largest donors after financial, humanitarian and military aid.
The Ukraine Support Tracker emphasized that all European Union countries provided a total of € 2.9 billion ($ 3.13 billion). EU institutions and European investment banks provided € 1.4 billion ($ 1.51 billion) and € 2 billion ($ 2.16 billion), respectively.
The UK, Canada and Japan have promised about € 1 billion ($ 1.08 billion) worth of support.
“The United States alone has far more than the entire EU, where the war is intensifying,” said Christoph Trebesh, research director at the Kiel Institute and lead author of the Ukrainian support tracker. It is worth noting that we are offering it. “
The authors of the study defined humanitarian aid as direct aid in the form of food and medicine to civilians, and financial aid as loans, grants, and swap lines. Military aid included weapons, equipment, utilities, and indirect financial aid related to military purposes.
Estonia is ranked as Ukraine’s largest supporter when it comes to aid as a percentage of economic production. The support the Baltic states have provided so far accounts for nearly 0.8% of gross domestic product (GDP). Estonia is followed by Poland (0.18%), Lithuania (0.06%), Slovakia (0.05%) and Sweden (0.04%).
The United States ranked sixth with 0.0345% of GDP, and the United Kingdom ranked eighth with 0.017%.
“Geographical proximity to Ukraine seems to play a major role in the involvement of Eastern European countries. But the UK also seems to play a major role in Ukraine, both in absolute terms and when compared to economic production. “I stand out as a supporter,” added Trebesh.
The report’s authors state that the report provides important information when the debate over support for Ukraine was “anecdotal.”
“The main purpose of this database is to quantify the scale of aid to Ukraine and to be able to compare aid measures across donor countries,” Kiel’s researchers said in a working paper.
More aid coming to Ukraine
Over the past two months, the United States has provided the Ukrainian government with more than 7,000 small weapons, 50 million ammunition, approximately 5,500 Javelin missiles, and 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems.
President Joe Biden recently promised an additional $ 800 million in assistance to Ukraine after a recent meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Zelenskyy speaking in an interview with CNN I got it “The most important thing is speed.”
His remarks were made when reports surfaced that Ukraine could rapidly deplete its ammunition stocks. Zelenskyy appeal We seek more military equipment from the international community, including long-range artillery, heavy armored vehicles, and multiple launch rocket systems.
Ukrainian officials too request A $ 50 billion aid package from the United States and other G7 countries as the government faces a growing budget deficit.
Oleg Ustenko, President Zelenskyy’s Chief Economic Adviser, clearly On Monday, he told reporters that a delegation of Ukrainian officials would speak as a bystander to the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The delegation includes Finance Minister Sergei Marchenko.
“It’s almost impossible. You need to understand, $ 50 billion for us is important to keep our lives going,” Ustenko said. “This is something that needs to be resolved almost immediately. You don’t have time to wait.”
Kieu predicts that budget shortages will reach $ 8 billion per month over the next six months. The annual deficit before the start of the war was $ 7 billion.
During that time, dozens of US and international charities have helped families on earth. Leading charities currently participating in relief efforts in Ukraine include International Medical Corps, Operation USA, Save the Children and Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
so Explanation to reporters In New York, UN aid chief Martin Griffiths confirmed that it could take weeks before a humanitarian outage between Russian and Ukrainian troops was still established.
This month, Griffith met with senior officials from Moscow and Kieu to discuss the local ceasefire and provide the coveted support for the devastated areas.
“Obviously, we haven’t implemented a humanitarian ceasefire on the Russian side yet. I’ve looked into a lot of details about this, and they promise to reply to me about the details of those proposals. I continued to do it, “he said. “For now, if I can speak for the Russian authorities, they have not put the local ceasefire at the top of their agenda. The ceasefire is not currently on the horizon. They are in the weeks. It may be. It may be a little longer than that. “
Write on social media PositionUkraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk recently allowed Russian troops to evacuate and demanded assistance in the embarrassed port city of Mariupol.
“Once again, we demand the opening of a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians, especially women and children, from Mariupol,” she wrote.