The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen noted on January 13, 2023, the European Commission would transfer the first tranche of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine already in January 2023.
“We need to keep increasing the pressure on Russia. And we will of course continue our unwavering support for Ukraine. We will start still in January to disburse the first tranche of the EUR-18-billion support package for Ukraine. This is the largest macro-financial assistance package that the European Union has ever delivered to a partner country,” said the President of the European Commission.
Ursula von der Leyen also noted that the European Commission was preparing an international platform to ensure the recovery of Ukraine.
“The international donors’ platform that we set up with our G7 partners will be up and running this month. It will help coordinate the different support for Ukraine today. It will also be an important tool to ensure that the reconstruction combines reform and investment because this paves the way towards membership of the European Union,” added Ursula von der Leyen.