白宫承诺2.2亿美元支持乌克兰 White House to Commit $220 million to Supporting Ukraine

美国副总统拜登星期三会见乌克兰总理格罗斯曼时表示,白宫计划为乌克兰提供2亿2千万美元,用以支持其经济、政治和能源改革。

拜登还对乌克兰东部分离分子在俄罗斯支持下的崛起表示严重关注,并敦促乌克兰彻底实施明斯克协议。签订该停火协议是为了结束乌克兰政府与东部亲俄反叛力量之间的战斗。

拜登还向格罗斯曼保证,在俄罗斯完全履行明斯克协议之前,不会取消对俄罗斯的制裁。

自俄罗斯并吞乌克兰的克里米亚以来,美国和欧盟已对俄罗斯实施了几轮制裁,包括冻结资产、旅行限制以及其它惩罚措施。

The White House plans to commit $220 million to Ukraine in support of economic, political, and energy reforms, Vice President Biden said in a meeting with Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Wednesday.

The Vice President also expressed deep concern about the rise of separatists in Eastern Ukraine, supported by Russia, urging Ukraine to fully implement the Minsk agreements, a cease-fire accord designed to end fighting between Ukraine’s government and the country’s pro-Russian rebels in the east.

Biden also assured Groysman that sanctions against Russia would not be lifted until it fully implemented the accord.

Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, the U.S. and EU have imposed several rounds of asset freezes, travel bans and other penalties on Russia.