Ukraine has received $1.5 billion in economic aid, as well as guns, ammunition, hardware, and other military assistance from the West in recent months, Kiev’s top diplomat has disclosed, adding that he thinks diplomatic support has helped to forestall potential aggression from Russia.
Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba commented on the increase in shipments at a briefing on Monday, saying, “Ukraine has gotten more international political and economic support, as well as security. Over these weeks and months we have received more than $1.5 billion, and more than 1,000 tons of arms and armaments.”
The diplomat went on to say that he believes a spate of visits from foreign politicians have also helped Kiev amid fears that Russia could be planning an invasion of Ukraine, an accusation that Moscow has repeatedly denied. “Intense diplomacy right now is allowing us to keep the situation under control,” Kuleba said. “Kiev has turned into a center of gravity for international diplomacy, and this is also a factor in deterring Russia.”