The United States have said it will provide Ukraine with a new 500 million dollars infusion of aid to help the government in Kyiv continue paying salaries, and pensions and providing services.
This was made known by the Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen. Yellen detailed the assistance following her meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal and Finance Minister, Sergiy Marchenko, saying it was necessary to help their government continue to function amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Western countries including the United States have stepped up aid to Ukraine in recent days as fighting rages in the country’s east and south, and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have ramped up support as well.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky has reportedly called for more weapons, saying Ukraine still did not have enough, despite billions in Western military aid that has forced Russia to re-focus its offensive away from Kyiv and towards the east.