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Shmyhal announced the payment of 1 billion macro-financial assistance to the EU | News from Germany about Ukraine | DW

On the 159th day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW continues to follow developments Monday, August 1 (Moscow time).

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New Zealand announced new sanctions against Russian army and the Russian military-industrial complex. “Russia’s illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine is possible thanks to its vast military-industrial complex, which includes a large network of defense enterprises. These organizations create and develop weapons, technology, communications systems and other equipment, as well as provide services such as insurance and transport,” he said. Foreign Minister of New ZealandNanaia Mahuta. He stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian military “are responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is a gross violation of the basic norms of international law.” In accordance with this, a number of military-industrial complex enterprises, the SOGAZ and Russian Railways companies, as well as certain types of troops of the RF Armed Forces and defense structures that provide them with weapons and equipment, have been blacklisted.

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According to the results of the survey Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), the majority of Ukrainians (79 percent) are in favor of a visa regime with Russia. Only 11 percent of respondents said both countries should be independent but friendly states without visas or customs, the KIIS said, citing data from a July poll. Back in February, 44 percent of Ukrainians supported the introduction of visas with the Russian Federation.

Kyiv announced the payment of 1 billion financial assistance to the EU

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European Union provided Ukraine with exceptional macro-financial assistance in the amount of 1 billion euros, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said. According to him, the first tranche in the amount of 500 million euros has already been received by the NBU, and the second tranche is expected on August 2. “1 billion euros is part of a large package of support for Ukraine in overcoming the financial consequences of the war for a total of 9 billion euros. The funds will help finance priority budgetary needs,” he wrote. Shmygal on Telegram. He thanked the EU for this assistance, calling it “a significant investment in our common economic and financial stability and a secure future.”

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