The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $15.6 billion program for war-torn Ukraine. Ukraine will receive this amount in installments over the next four years.
According to the news agency Reuters, the IMF loan package approved on Saturday is part of a global assistance program under which 115 billion dollars will be given to manage the economy of the country, which has been hit by Russia’s aggression for the past 13 months. are
Earlier on Friday, three U.S. officials said a $2.6 billion U.S. military aid package is expected to be announced for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, which could include aerial surveillance radars, anti-tank rockets and fuel trucks.
A top US diplomat said Secretary of State Blanken would support countering Russia’s efforts to “weaponize energy” and retaliate against Ukraine when he meets NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next week.
On the other hand, presenting the latest view of President Putin’s foreign policy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that his country faces “present threats” to its security and development from “unfriendly states”.
On the other hand, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that Russia can keep intercontinental nuclear missiles in his country if necessary.
Russia has already decided and declared that it to have tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.
War situation in Ukraine
At least six Russian missiles hit buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv late Thursday, the regional governor said, and authorities were gathering details on the damage and casualties.
According to the claim of the director of Defense Express, a Ukrainian defense publication, the advance of Russian troops has been halted on the outskirts of the town of Bakhmut on the country’s eastern front.
According to Reuters news agency, reports from the battlefield could not be confirmed.