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WASHINGTON, June 19 /ITAR-TASS/. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it will provide additional financial aid of $10 billion to Ukraine for fight against corruption, the agency’s press service reported on Wednesday.
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, who is ending a visit to Ukraine as part of a foreign tour, has informed the Kiev authorities about the decision, it said. The press service said the aid would be used to enhance answerability of government authorities, ensure just and transparent activity of judicial system, transparency of state procurement and control over the energy sector.
According to the press service, Rajiv Shah met in Ukraine with the current leadership, including parliament-appointed Prime Minister Aresny Yatsenyuk, discussing US efforts to attract investment in the Ukrainian economy as well as support Kiev’s anti-corruption efforts.
Prior to Kiev, Shah visited Odessa, where he had arrived from Moldova, the press service said.