Financial Times: Kyiv did not receive even half of the promised assistance

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Financial Times: Kyiv did not receive even half of the promised assistance

Despite the growing talk of Western aid to Ukraine, both military and financial, in reality things are not exactly as described in the pompous speeches of Western politicians.

As noted by the British edition of the Financial Times, Kyiv did not wait for more than half of the assistance that the West promised, and it is not known whether he will receive everything in full and when this will happen.



As of December last year, Western countries sent Ukraine only 31 billion euros (which is also a lot), and promised Kyiv 64 billion, the newspaper writes. At the same time, the Financial Times believes that the main reasons for this situation lie not in the West's unwillingness to part with money, but in the fact that Western financial assistance goes through many formal barriers before reaching Ukraine. All this causes instability and delays in this assistance. For example, it took almost six months to formalize the legal consent of the European Union for the transfer of money.

The Financial Times also writes that, despite all the loud talk about helping Ukraine, the West is spending much less on it than it did during its previous military campaigns. It is not clear when the remaining billions will end up in Ukraine.

If in the course of hostilities there are such interruptions in assistance, then in the process of reconstruction, Kyiv will face even greater delays in Western assistance, the publication states.

Perhaps the West is in no hurry to send the remaining billions to Kyiv, knowing full well about the level of corruption in the country.
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  1. 0
    February 21 2023
    but that Western financial assistance goes through many formal barriers
    Say thank you to Western bureaucracy
    1. 0
      February 21 2023
      This is not a bureaucracy, but a greed in its purest form. On everything. Two-thirds of the promised remains in the hands of creditors
  2. +3
    February 21 2023
    Western funds are also subject to corruption, oh, forgive lobbying. Part of the money is simply banally returned to the USA. There is also the so-called tied money. This is when money is debited from accounts in the United States, and services and equipment are provided, I think in this way they pay for the transfer of weapons from the United States by sea and air
  3. +1
    February 21 2023
    Not all at once, little ones!
    And then it’s not far from the overdose.
  4. +1
    February 21 2023
    - I'll be third!
    - The fourth... We have already sent three...
  5. 0
    February 21 2023
    I think that the Zelensky family, his friends from Kvartal 95 and Igor Kolomoisky are not very worried about this, they have already hidden what is due to them in egg capsules and offshore.
  6. +1
    February 21 2023
    Kyiv never received more than half of the aid promised by the West
    And what waited partially plundered what they say in the same west. If you have extra money and you don't feel sorry for it, send it to Kyiv.
    1. 0
      February 21 2023
      Svidomo West will not give money if there are no reverse kickbacks. The West is not engaged in charity on such a scale.
  7. 0
    February 21 2023
    Perhaps the West is in no hurry to send the remaining billions to Kyiv, knowing full well about the level of corruption in the country.
    And I quietly keep silent about this level in my place ... It is clear that most of this money simply flows from the pocket of the state into the private pockets of Western politicians
  8. -1
    February 21 2023
    There are, as always, two points. The first is corruption, to whom the node was not brought in as much as necessary, so they did not receive it. The second point is political opponents in the struggle for power, that is, the feeder. They will not miss the moment to overthrow the current swindlers in case of their failures.
  9. 0
    February 21 2023
    Financial Times: Kyiv did not receive even half of the promised assistance
    . I have a problem too...
    Those who in this case feed me, and so, I piled up not frail grandmas ... about the rest, for them, the tenth thing.
    It is clear that they would not refuse to take more and more, but this business can become dumb, and not everyone is ready for this .... they have already received their "tit in hand".
  10. -1
    February 21 2023
    The West will restore the outskirts? Saying and doing are two big differences, as they say in Odessa. It will invest in the economy of the outskirts so that it pays off military debts first, and then investments - three to five lives will not be enough ...., there are no immortals in the west .... Duncan Macleod does not count.
  11. 0
    February 21 2023
    The mechanism is simple - an analogue of bank guarantees. They take money in other places "before salary". In this way, the size of the promised assistance matters.
  12. +1
    February 21 2023
    As noted by the British edition of the Financial Times, Kyiv did not wait for more than half of the assistance that the West promised, and it is not known whether he will receive everything in full and when this will happen.
    The question is not so important whether he will receive it or not, it is important when he will return it all. Or rather, HOW will it return it? I can bet on a jar of non-alcoholic Zhigulevsky - Lviv Ukraine will not be able to do this.
  13. 0
    February 23 2023
    The promised three years are waiting. And by that time, the ruins will no longer exist as a state.

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