Canada will provide Ukraine $ 50 million in the form of humanitarian aid, said the Minister of citizenship and immigration of Canada Chris Alexander.
"I am very pleased to announce on behalf of Canada, yesterday (the decision was made - ed.) on granting Ukraine a new package in $ 50 million of humanitarian assistance," said Chris Tuesday at an international conference in support of Ukraine in Kiev.
He said, if other donors will provide such assistance to Ukraine, it will be supported by the Minsk consensus on the resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. In the East of the country was destroyed transport infrastructure, many factories stopped work.
currently Ukraine in fact is on the verge of default. In the country increases unemployment, the national currency in one year dropped more than 3 times. In the end, according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in January 2015 the average salary in the country amounted 3455 hryvnia, or About $ 160. This is one of the lowest figures in the EU.
About 70% of Ukrainian citizens in the process sociologicheskogo research told of dissatisfaction with their lives, noting that events in Russia are developing in the wrong direction." Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that in 2015, the country faces the challenge to survive, " it will be hard to absolutely all social strata ".
Credit IMF program for Ukraine foresees the allocation of Kiev Fund 17, 5 billion dollars, and all international creditors over four years - $ 40 billion, including the fifteen billion through debt restructuring. Dialogues with creditors on debt restructuring of the Ukrainian Authorities began March 13. Ukraine in mid-March received 1st tranche of the IMF to us $ 5 billion in 2015 is expected to allocate 10 billion dollars.