EU support to Ukraine-unprecedented, assure in Brussels. Trump rebuked European countries that they are not helping Kyiv enough, in a telephone conversation with Zelensky and on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
“The support provided by the European Union to Ukraine over the past 5 years has been unprecedented and consistent,” Maja Kosjancic, spokeswoman for the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini, said in a statement.
“Since 2014, the EU and European financial institutions have mobilized more than € 15 billion in grants and loans to support the reform process [in Ukraine] with clear conditions for further progress,” Politico quoted her as saying.
She added that the EU has defined its level of financial support. At the same time, noticed Kosjancic, Brussels works closely with the United States and other allies “to support Ukraine and protect its territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence.”
The reaction of Brussels followed the publication of a transcript of the conversation between US President and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky, which took place on July 25. It follows that Trump in a conversation with Zelensky pointed out that the US is doing a lot for Ukraine — more than European countries, which “should help you more than they do.”
Trump spoke about the lack of assistance from European countries to Ukraine on the eve of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York, which started this week. He made this statement in the context of Washington’s freezing of military aid to Ukraine. “I will suspend (the allocation of funds, FN), while Europe and other countries will not contribute to helping Ukraine,” Trump said. “We invest most of the money, and I ask why this is happening,” the American leader added.