Posted: 08.08.2022 16:48:00

Zelenskyy accused EU of delaying €8bn of aid to Ukraine

The European Union is artificially delaying the provision of macro-financial assistance to Kiev in the amount of 8bn Euros – as stated by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, TASS reports


The Ukrainian leader accused the heads of the EU countries of indecision and bureaucracy. According to him, ordinary Ukrainians suffer as a result.

“Every day and in different ways, I remind some EU leaders that Ukrainian pensioners, our displaced people, our teachers and other people who depend on budget payments should not be hostages of their indecision or bureaucracy,” Mr. Zelenskyy said, adding that the transfer of 8n Euros of the EU aid for Ukraine has been suspended.

According to the Ukrainian President, this delay is a crime. “Such an artificial delay in macro–financial assistance for our state is either a crime or a mistake," he stated.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian leader failed to name a specific state that is delaying the provision of assistance to Kiev. He expressed the hope that ‘this is still a mistake and it will be corrected’.