The U.S. set out to Express support for the special status of Eastern Ukraine, said the coordinator of support programs for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia U.S. Department of state Alina Romanovka.
in her expressions, American assistance to Ukraine " focused on 3 broad areas of reform." First, the story is about "promoting and consolidating reforms in the spheres of economy, the fight against illegal activities of officials and energy reforms," said Romanovka at the hearings in the foreign relations Committee of the chamber authorized the U.S. Congress, reports the news Agency.
however, her colleague from the U.S. Agency for international development, part of the U.S. Department of state, Susan Fritz, speaking at the same hearing, acknowledged that Ukraine affected " chronic illegal activity of officials ". Romanovka further agreed that North America is ready to grant Ukraine a loan guarantee in the amount of $ 1 billion "at the end of the current year, if the authorities in Kiev will show" concrete progress with the reform agenda, and if circumstances permit ". First American loan guarantees on $ 1 billion had already been provided to Ukraine in the past year and in may this. Worker in the US state Department also said that in 2016 the first financial year, the American administration is asking the legislative branch to allocate for the programme of assistance to Europe and Eurasia 953, $ 3 million. However, on a similar programme for Central Asia, the Executive branch of the U.S. government wishes to allocate from the budget in the coming financial year 155, 7 million dollars, added Romanovka.