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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Western Aid to Kiev

KIEV () -- Western countries and the European Union announced more than $234 million in new aid to Ukraine on Tuesday to help the former Soviet republic cope with the costs of ridding itself of nuclear weapons.


The assistance, outlined in a joint statement by 14 countries and the EU, was announced on the eve of an expected debate in the Ukrainian parliament on joining the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.


Ukrinform news agency said the statement was read during a meeting of the countries' ambassadors with President Leonid Kuchma.