10 December 2022,   05:25
U.S. gives Ukraine USD 457 million in civilian security aid

The U.S. will give Ukraine USD 457 million in aid to help support its law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Russia’s invasion of the country, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Part of the new assistance will go toward the Ukrainian government’s efforts to document, investigate and prosecute atrocities committed by Russian forces so far throughout the invasion.

“The United States stands side-by-side with the Ukrainian people and remains committed to supporting a democratic, independent, and sovereign Ukraine.

Ukrainian law enforcement officers remain resilient, motivated, and determined to carry out their wide-ranging law enforcement missions and support for innocent civilians in towns and cities facing continuous Russian shelling”, - Blinken said in a statement.

The U.S. has committed more than USD 645 million in civil assistance to Ukraine since December 2021, according to the Department of State.