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Biden admin pledges $520 million to make Ukraine's energy infrastructure 'cleaner, more resilient'

The secretary also said the U.S. is investing $665.5 million in security assistance and $206 million in humanitarian assistance.

Published: September 10, 2023 3:56pm

The Biden administration pledged to invest $520 million in Ukraine's energy infrastructure as part of a new aid package totaling more than $1 billion. 

"At the Ukraine Recovery Conference held in London a few months ago, I pledged that the United States would invest more than $520 million in making Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, more than half of which has been destroyed by Russia, cleaner, more resilient, and more integrated with Europe," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said last week during a visit to Kyiv.

Blinken said the U.S. is upholding that promise. 

Additionally, the secretary said the U.S. is investing $665.5 million for Ukraine's military and civilian security assistance and $206 million in humanitarian assistance, mostly for refugees who have been displaced by the war. 

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Blinken said the U.S. has committed more than $43 billion in security assistance to Kyiv.

The true amount of Ukraine assistance may be significantly higher. Washington has approved $135 billion worth of aid to Ukraine since the war began, according to a report last month from the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

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