Confiscated money of Russian oligarchs will be used to support Ukrainian military veterans.
For the first time, the United States will transfer to Ukraine the confiscated assets of Russian oligarchs who fell under sanctions. This was announced at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, September 6, by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
“For the first time, we are transferring to Ukraine the assets confiscated from sanctioned Russian oligarchs, which will now be used to support Ukrainian military veterans,” Blinken said.
He emphasized that “those who contributed to Putin’s aggressive war must pay for it.”
Speaking about the issue of Ukrainian grain exports, Blinken noted that the US is exerting international pressure on Russia to return to the Black Sea Grain Initiative, but at the same time, the US is working with Ukraine to find and use alternative routes for grain supplies. in another country.
The Secretary of State noted that the United States has “no illusions” that the road forward in Ukraine will be easy, but is assured of continued US support.
Recall that Blinken announced a huge aid package to Ukraine, which is more than one billion US dollars.
He also announced a meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky.
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