The United States plans to cut aid to Ukraine

The United States plans to cut aid to Ukraine

Deputy assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian Bridget brink confirmed that a program of US aid to Ukraine could be trimmed. About Ms. brink said at a conference on the issue of Ukraine at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

“Our President’s budget will not be as bloated. Of course, the last word of the Congress, but I assume that the budget will decrease on all counts. And the state Department and foreign assistance is part of the budget subject to very serious cuts”, — quotes the statement of Mrs. brink “RIA Novosti”. This information was also confirmed by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst. However, he explained that the reduction in funding is connected not with Ukraine, and with internal Affairs in the United States.

Earlier this week the international monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to provide Ukraine with the fourth tranche, stressing the need to accelerate privatization, land, anti-corruption and pension reforms. Only four-year program provides for the allocation of the Fund of Ukraine $17.5 billion to Kiev with the new tranche has already received $8.4 billion, before the end of the year they expect another $5.4 billion.