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 US to Provide Ukraine With Additional Technical Assistance in Amount of $34.4 Million

The U.S. government will provide additional technical aid to Ukraine in the amount of USD 34.4 million.

Censor.NET reports citing the Cabinet press service.

"The additional technical assistance of the United States Government in the amount of $ 12.4 million will be attracted with the broad participation of the Ukrainian citizens in order to promote a more transparent and accountable management processes. This assistance will be focused on improving the legal environment in line with the European standards, in particular to improve anti-corruption and electoral legislation ($ 11 million), and to improve the functions of public oversight and citizen participation in governance processes ($1.4 million) as well as increase of the Government of Ukraine accountability and respect for the rule of law, " the message reads.

It is also noted that $22 million will be allocated for the implementation of technical assistance projects in order to ensure sustainable development of democracy in Ukraine.

"The technical assistance will enhance the energy security of Ukraine and also $6.6 million will be allocated for local authorities' support of small and medium-sized enterprises. Another five million will be invested to the increase in agricultural production. The implementation of the support for the private sector of the economy capacity strengthening will cost $2.5 million," the Cabinet noted.

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According to the report, the government also approved agreements concerning the tasks in the field of development between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States to promote a more transparent and accountable management processes with broad citizen participation and promote sustainable economic development on the general public basis as means of sustainable democracy in Ukraine.

The Agreements are signed by the Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing, and Communal Services Volodymyr Hroisman and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Cyprus Regional Mission Director Jed Barton.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n313818