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Ukraine wants $2bn per month from US

Samizdat | April 26, 2022

Ukraine’s finance minister, Sergey Marchenko, has solicited at least $2 billion per month in emergency economic aid from the Biden administration. The official also revealed that Kiev hopes to raise an additional $3 billion per month from other sources.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Marchenko said that Ukraine needs “to cover this gap right now to attract the necessary finance and win this war.”

During his visit to Washington, DC last week, Marchenko met with a number of senior US officials, warning them that absent the requested financial support, Ukraine would likely not be able to cope with the humanitarian crisis brought on by Russia’s military offensive. A total of $5 billion per month is needed to cover Ukraine’s immediate needs in April, May, and June, the minister explained. In addition to that, Kiev is expected to request another tranche down the road to help Ukraine recover from all the damage incurred.

Last Thursday, the minister also reportedly attended a private dinner hosted by Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, which included representatives from top US firms such as Goldman Sachs, and the Business Roundtable lobbyist association. Moreover, Marchenko met with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during the G20 summit in Washington last Wednesday.

Since the start of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine in late February, the US has already shelled out approximately $1 billion in economic aid for Kiev. An additional $500 million was cleared by the Biden administration last week, on top of the generous military aid.

Yellen told reporters last Thursday that America has to “find ways to meet Ukraine’s needs.” She added that this “will involve going back to Congress with a supplemental request.” Her comments came shortly after President Joe Biden made it clear that he would ask Congress to give the green light to more financial assistance for Ukraine – something an anonymous US official described to the Washington Post as one of the administration’s top priorities.

Several members of Congress and senior Ukrainian officials alike have repeatedly suggested handing frozen assets belonging to Russia’s central bank over to Ukraine. However, the Biden administration has stopped short of making any promises so far. Yellen described this potential handover as something she “wouldn’t want to do so lightly,” telling reporters that “it’s something that I think our coalition and partners would need to feel comfortable with and be supportive of.”

The Ukrainian finance minister told the Washington Post that his country needs the money to provide care to millions of internally displaced Ukrainians, as well as paying pensions to retirees and salaries to medical and education professionals.

Marchenko concluded by saying that Washington has become “more cooperative” over time, adding that support from the US is “becoming greater and greater.”

April 26, 2022 - Posted by | Aletho News | ,

14 Comments »

  1. And, Biden is impaired and stupid enough to give it to them.

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    Comment by papasha408 | April 26, 2022 | Reply

  2. Refuse to pay income taxes in protest. This Ukraine nonsense has gone too far.

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    Comment by Bob v | April 26, 2022 | Reply

  3. The USA Government is not free of blame in regards to Ukraine. They “Installed Zelensky(Hunter Biden was up to his neck in it), so America’s Tax Payers are going to have to PAY big time for this farce in Ukraine.

    The American TAX PAYERS are being “SCREWED ROTTEN” by this process, and I don’t think they realise it yet. So, the USA tax payers now have Two parasites on their backs, Ukraine AND Israel.
    And the National Debt is over $30,000,000,000,000, and heading into HELL…….for the American people.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 26, 2022 | Reply

  4. Take it out of Creepy Joe’s ass. Ukraine gets nthting from me.

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    Comment by htliii | April 26, 2022 | Reply

    • Unfortunately for you, and 330,000,000 other American people, you ARE paying for it, but, guess what, America’s richest people(who use Tax Havens), don’t have to pay…..It’s the crime of the Century………and the American people, are the “donkeys” who have to carry the load……….

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 26, 2022 | Reply

      • I was in denial. The CFR programmed news media in the U.S. has most of the population on a psychotic cult trip. if we could get rid of telievison, our voices could be heard by American sheeple, who worship their lying CFR telievision like they believe their lying grandmothers.

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        Comment by htliii | April 26, 2022 | Reply

  5. Wish in one hand, defecate in the other Zelensky. See which hand fills up first!

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    Comment by Shlomo Shlopinsky | April 26, 2022 | Reply

  6. proof its jewish run. they want welfare as does isn’treal. but hey, the american people can’t get any economic aid.

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    Comment by chrisirish67 | April 27, 2022 | Reply

    • All of these parasitical entities like Ukraine and Israel should be cut off immediately for the sake of America’s health as a nation.

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      Comment by papasha408 | April 27, 2022 | Reply

      • Unfortunately(for the USA people), Israel controls the USA. That is not just my assessment, Have a look at your politicians in Congress. Riddled with “Dual Passport holders” with dubious loyalties.

        And remember this?…..”I want to tell you something very clear”, Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel: We, the Jewish people control America, and the AMERICANS KNOW IT”……Ariel Sharon….Israeli Prime Minister, (shortly after “9/11″…….)

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 27, 2022 | Reply

    • Jail every leader installed in Ukraine after 2014 takeover, then we talk.

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      Comment by htliii | April 27, 2022 | Reply

  7. F**K them?. Another welfare country begging off of the US taxpayer?

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    Comment by Sink | April 27, 2022 | Reply

    • A+. Just like Switzerland.

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      Comment by htliii | April 27, 2022 | Reply

      • What are you talking about? Switzerland is not a parasite. It may bank for parasites, but, it isn’t one.

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        Comment by papasha408 | April 27, 2022 | Reply


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