MOSCOW, 9 Nov. Instead of the nine billion euros promised to Ukraine in May by Brussels, the European Union sent only three to Kyiv, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph, citing the words of Czech Finance Minister Zbyne Stanjur.
"It is very difficult to watch in the eyes of Ukrainian ministers and explain why we are unable to fulfill the promises of our heads of state and government,” the official admitted.
At a meeting in Brussels, the Czech finance minister urged EU colleagues to ensure timely 18 billion euros and start disbursing them next year.
Despite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asking the European Union to transfer money this year, the article claims that the last tranche of the assistance offered in May will not be sent until next year .
Against the backdrop of a Russian special military operation, the United States and its NATO allies continue to send weapons to Ukraine. American President Joe Biden signed the lend-lease law, Washington allocates tens of billions of dollars to Kyiv. Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that the supply of Western military equipment only prolongs the conflict, and vehicles with Western weapons become a legitimate target for the Russian army.