Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal held an online meeting with Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis.
The parties discussed the financing of Ukraine’s budget deficit. Denys Shmyhal expressed his gratitude for the last tranche of macro-financial assistance of EUR 1.5 billion provided by the EU the day before.
“The total budget support this year has reached EUR 16.5 billion. We are grateful to the European Union for helping us maintain economic stability in the face of a full-scale war,” the Prime Minister said.
Denys Shmyhal and Valdis Dombrovskis discussed Ukraine’s financial needs for next year and joint work on the Ukraine Facility, a four-year programme worth EUR 50 billion.
They also addressed the situation on Ukraine’s borders with some EU countries. The Prime Minister outlined the proposals of the Ukrainian side.
“We are rapidly creating alternative logistics routes. We are counting on the European Commission’s help in resolving the problem,” the Head of Ukrainian Government said.
The Prime Minister thanked Valdis Dombrovskis for his constant support and joint work on strengthening relations between Ukraine and the EU.