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Size of aid to Ukraine reaches lowest level since January 2022 – research

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 12:18
Size of aid to Ukraine reaches lowest level since January 2022 – research
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In August-October 2023, the amount of newly pledged aid to Ukraine from Western countries reached a historic low, down almost 90% compared to the same period in 2022.

Source: European Pravda, the results of a study conducted by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Details: According to the study, in the period from August to October 2023, the total value of new aid packages amounted to €2.11 billion, the lowest figure since January 2022.

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The most important group of active providers are Germany, Finland, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom.

The United States remains the largest provider of military aid with a total of €44 billion. However, Germany is also quickly catching up with its military commitments totalling more than €17 billion.

The EU countries continue to catch up with the US in terms of military aid pledges and are now ahead of it.

Of the total €25 billion pledged for heavy weapons (January 2022 – October 2023), 43 per cent is for the United States and 47 per cent for all EU countries and institutions combined.

Background:

  • Earlier, the bill on the provision of aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan failed to pass a procedural vote in the US Senate. 
  • At least 60 votes out of 100 were needed to advance the bill to the debates.
  • German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius once again rejected accusations of insufficient assistance to Ukraine, which is fighting against Russia.

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