Ukraine will receive from Europe of 12 billion to combat coronavirus

Ukraine will receive from Europe of € 1.2 billion in support during the pandemic coronavirus. The decision on the allocation of money received from the European Commission. This was reported by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, reports hromadske.

He called assistance to fight the epidemic “unprecedented in scope”.

“the EU Decision is not only a manifestation of solidarity in difficult times. This is evidence that Ukraine is not wrong, made a European choice. After all, true friends are learned in trouble,” said Zelensky.

the Commission’s Decision must be approved by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. Immediately after that, Kiev will receive the first tranche from EU for the sum of 600 million euros. A second tranche will come when Ukraine will fulfill a number of conditions.

Previously, Prime Minister Ukraine Denis Shmyhal reported that two million citizens have lost their jobs during the quarantine, introduced due coronavirus. He also said that the “mask mode”, introduced to combat the spread of infection and will last for two years.