As Ukraine struggles against Russia’s invasion, the United States has pledged an additional $205 million in humanitarian aid to the nation on Friday. This assistance is intended to help the country deal with shortages of food, drinking water, and other necessities.
According to a statement released by a senior United States ambassador named Antony Blinken, the aid, which would be dispersed throughout the region through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) partners, was also intended to assist victims of the violence in maintaining contact with family members who have been separated as a result of the fighting.
Blinken stated, “We continue to call for an immediate end to Russia’s war of aggression and for Russia to facilitate unhindered access to providers of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and safe passage for those who seek to move to safer areas.” “We continue to call for an immediate end to Russia’s war of aggression and for Russia to facilitate unhindered access to providers of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.”
According to the statistics provided by the United States Department of State, more than six million individuals have left Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in February 2022, while more than five million have been displaced inside the nation themselves.
According to the statement, since the beginning of the conflict, the United States has contributed more than $2 billion in aid to Ukraine in the form of humanitarian assistance.
In addition, it has transferred roughly $40 billion in military aid to Ukraine so that it may bolster its defenses against the Russian soldiers that are now occupying sections of the east and south of the nation.