The United Kingdom will inject 100 million dollars (91 million euros) into the Ukrainian economy to mitigate the financial pressures caused by the invasion of the Russian Army, the British Government reported this Sunday.
The funds can be used to pay public sector salaries, allow critical state functions to continue to operate, as well as to meet social security and pension costs, Downing Street, Johnson’s official office, said in a statement.
The British Executive has detailed that the concession will be carried out through the World Bank.
The United Kingdom made that announcement before the Prime Ministers of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, visit London on Monday.
Johnson will speak with them to “continue leading the international response” to the war in Ukraine, first in two separate bilateral meetings and later in a trilateral meeting, his official spokesman said.
The leaders will visit a base of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom (RAF) and will offer a joint press conference in Downing Street.
“Since Russia’s brutal and illegal assault began, we have seen the world rise up in solidarity with the untamed people of Ukraine,” Johnson said in a statement.
“The UK stands ready to help those who need it most by offering essential supplies and medical support,” he added.
Only Russian President Vladimir Putin “can completely end the suffering in Ukraine,” Johnson added, but “new funding will continue to help those facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation,” he added.
The funds announced today add to the 220 million pounds (266 million euros) that the United Kingdom has already dedicated to collaborating with Kiev.
Downing Street also stressed that the British government has brought in 22,000 Ukrainian soldiers in recent years and has sent 2,000 anti-tank missiles to the country, among other measures.
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