Kyiv: Some EU countries are tired and not ready to support them financially

Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said there is no consensus among European countries on a €9 billion aid package for Ukraine as he notes that there is stress in Europe due to the conflict.

Marchenko added in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that Ukraine, of course, receives weapons and military assistance, but this “is not enough … and this is a clear sign that the EU and the world around Ukraine are a little tired,” adding: “I can understand that they are suffering from oil and gas prices.”

The newspaper, citing sources in Kyiv and Brussels, pointed out that Germany is slowing down the release of a €9 billion aid package to Ukraine as Europe opposes its financing from the general European debt.

For his part, Marchenko responded to a question about why Germany thwarted the aid package to Kyiv: “The European Union agreed to a financial aid of 9 billion euros, but what do we see at the moment? this month, then stopped. There is no agreement between the EU countries, some governments are not ready to support Ukraine with such an amount.”

The Ukrainian minister continued that in the first months after the start of the Russian special operation, “Europe was united, but now we see different views on how to support Ukraine.”

According to Marchenko, Ukraine needs 5 billion euros of aid per month, and in July we still expect more than 4, but at the same time we “rely on the European bureaucracy”, as “our partners are waiting for us to show in detail how we spend our money, and We cannot spend it on military purposes, only on social and humanitarian programs.”

Source: RIA Novosti

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