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Blinken: US to Provide Over $45Mln in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine

© REUTERS / JONATHAN ERNSTSecretary of State Antony Blinken testifies about the State Department budget before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 8, 2021.
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WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – The United States is providing Ukraine with more than $45 million in additional humanitarian assistance for about 3.4 million people in need, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.
"The United States is providing more than $45 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine", Blinken said in a statement. "This assistance from the United States enables our international humanitarian partners to further support many of the estimated 3.4 million people in need in Ukraine, including those displaced by the Russia-led conflict in eastern Ukraine."
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Given this humanitarian aid package, the United States have provided Ukraine with more than $351 million in humanitarian assistance since 2014, the statement added.
Relations between Russia and Ukraine as well as the West deteriorated in 2014 after the forced ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, the launch by Kiev of a military operation in its Russian-speaking Donbas region and the Crimea referendum to rejoin Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied its involvement in the Donbas conflict.
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