Washington DC, 10 October 2022 (TDI): Secretary of State of the United States, Antoney Blinken spoke to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, to restate US support for Ukraine.

The United States pledged to continue providing persistent economic, humanitarian, and security assistance to Ukraine. Through this support, Ukraine would be able to defend itself and take care of its people.

United States aid to Ukraine

Since January 2021, the US has invested more than $17.5 billion in security assistance to demonstrate its continuing and firm commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Since February 24, when Russian-Ukraine Crisis started, the US has given more than $16.8 billion to Ukraine in security aid. Moreover, since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with around $19.6 billion in financial aid.

The purpose of U.S. assistance is to foster the growth of a secure, free, democratic Ukraine that is fully integrated into the Euro-Atlantic community.

Consequently, the money from security aid is used for military education and training. The United States assures that it continues to collaborate with its Allies and partners to supply Ukraine with essential capabilities to address its developing battlefield needs

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United States – Ukraine Relations

The United States established diplomatic ties with Ukraine in 1991, upon its independence from the Soviet Union.

The US places a premium on Ukraine’s development as a free and democratic nation with a thriving market economy.

The U.S. strategy is oriented toward assisting Ukraine as it implements reforms to enhance democratic institutions, combat corruption, and foster conditions for economic growth and aid in the face of the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian Crisis.

The US-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership emphasizes the significance of the bilateral relationship and reaffirms the USA’s commitment to advancing engagement between the North Atlantic treaty Organization (NATO) and Ukraine.

Furthermore, the U.S.-Ukraine Council on Trade and Investment was established under the countries’ agreement on trade and investment cooperation.