Ukraine told the European Union on Monday that the EU needs to increase the pace at which it provides billions of euros in promised aid.
Kyiv has become incredibly reliant on Western aid to fund its government, but Ukrainian officials seem to have little patience when it comes to the timeline of deliveries. A Ukrainian official told Politico that delays were “not acceptable.”
“Our minister of finance is under extreme high pressure, when he sends these checks to the military, to pension funds … we have to have this money in his hands. So something like one week or several weeks’ delay is just not acceptable,” said Oleg Ustenko, an economic advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The EU signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday, saying it would provide Ukraine with €5 billion in long-term loans. The funds are part of €9 billion in loans that the EU promised Ukraine back in May, but so far, only €1 billion has been delivered.
The US has been funding Ukraine’s government by providing direct budgetary aid and is pushing its allies to do more. Washington is eyeing a plan to give Ukraine about $1.5 billion per month and the EU is expected to provide a similar amount. Ukraine is also looking to get other funds from the IMF to make up for its expected deficit of about $3.5 billion each month.
30 thoughts on “Ukraine Tells EU Delays in Delivering Billions in Aid ‘Not Acceptable’”
Your call is important to us, Volodymyr. Please wait, while we transfer you.
“‘thank you for your call, you are number 1,000,000, if you want us to call back press three, then leave your number”……beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, click
I’m under tremendous pressure too, alas I also spend $500 million more each month than the mountain of money I borrow to stay solvent. Bills, what can you do but pay them. Or perhaps not.
Wow. SOMEONE is getting pretty demanding for a beggar.
Bet those previous offers for negotiations are looking pretty good right now.
Except he’s allied with your masters in DC and London and Brussels. They serve him, not you and your ilk who just happen to live within the borders of the so called “countries” they were “elected” to “serve.” Except for Brussels, they aren’t even pretending to be elected by or serve the people of Europe. They’ll get their money before you get whatever your government promised you, if you ever get it.
We remember “Bibi”, … well now we have “Son of Bibi”.
His bastard child?
His bastard child?
And he must wake up every morning glorying how he’s landed his ass in the ultimate tub of butter, all un-audited.
Just another Ukrainian oligarch, cheap version.
Ha, before this chapter in history is over, I would not at all be surprised if Zelensky fled to Israel.
I do not think so, The negotiations with Russia cost one Ukrainian negotiator his life. Upon return from the negotiation he had a visit from friendly Gestapo. He “resisted arrest” and was shot at home in front of his family.
Zelenski already promissed publicly many times that Ukraine will after the war become modelled after Israel. A militarized society, suppressing internal enemies.
Those enemies got a flavor of such a society for the last eight years. They are paying high price to liberate at least some of their Palestine now.
Kiev: no opposition parties, one tv news station, Russian-speaking still in Kiev will be arrested. “Freedom”, eh?
The very definition of Democracy.
You make some excellent points Bianca
This madness must stop. LOANS????? Who could repay this? Ukraine has been indebted for decades, yet persists in this charade of repelling Russia.
More and more violence helped by “defence sec Austin”who suggests nukes in Ukraine
“Zelensky made the offer to Washington to alleviate concerns in the Biden administration that new weapons will be used to target Russian territory.”
Biden and Ze plus the Western puppets of the USA cannot bear any idea of compromise.
You and I bud.
Maybe tell Nazi war criminal Zelensky to go to hell ..?
Trouble is neocons are in the same brotherhood, … All Nazis together!
What arrogant little pissants Zellansky the Kiev regime are.
I do that with my local banks all the time. But damn if they don’t tell me what Ukraine says to Musk: “F— off is my very diplomatic reply to you,”
Entitled, special, exceptional.
And he is right. We have been committed by our President, all our politicians from both parties, our media in complete lockstep. If it has to come from everything we care about, it has to be fullfilled. Volidomyr has friends in higher places to see to this that the promisses are fulfilled.
I would really love to have the personal sense of satisfaction of telling Zelensky exactly what he could do with his dissatisfaction and exactly how deep he could shove it. Europe’s little Bonaparte.
Almost as arrogant as Israel in demanding aid
and almost as grateful.
These two Welfare Queens should be shown the door.
My personal preference is Biden up for impeachment and Blinken at the Hague.
I lived through one cold war accompanied by an avalanche of coups, proxy wars, invasions, and the like, and I’m furious that I have to endure another with what remains of my life.
Introducing Joe Biden, Zelensky’s new poodle.
EU (hopefully) to Z-man: F off. Now you get NOTHING. Not our war, not our monkeys.
No, no, there are too many “popularity points” and votes to be won with the public for supporting Ukraine and “being tough on Russia”.
So now Ukraine will be telling the west when, and how much, they need for their Soros’ corrupt government ?? How much goes to Hunter as corporate directer ??
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