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Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Ukraine

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009


Date: 12/01/2009 Description: Ukraine pie chart shows   Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance FY 2009 by Objective.  Line graph shows  Total USG Assistance 1992-2008 (Millions) Total USG (solid) and FSA (dashed). Click for text version. - State Dept Image

Fiscal Year 2009 (USD Thousands)
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR):
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):
Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS):$7,369

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

U.S. Embassy, Kiev, Ukraine:

Other State Links:

The flag of Ukraine is two equal horizontal bands of azure (top) and golden yellow.Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance:
FY 2008: $79.74M ($69.24M FSA, $10.5M Other)
FY 2009: $89.42M ($71.5M FSA, $17.92M Other)

Assistance Goals: The United States strives to help Ukraine continue its transformation into a free-market, democratic society. The priorities of United States Government (USG) assistance to Ukraine are to help consolidate and strengthen democratic institutions and processes, deepen market reform, and advance Ukraine’s integration into Euro-Atlantic structures. This includes promoting the interoperability of security, legal and law enforcement practices with European standards, strengthening the rule of law, fighting corruption, supporting civil society and independent media, and advancing the development of market economic mechanisms. This assistance also seeks to combat trafficking in persons (TIP), improve energy security, and provide humanitarian assistance.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY 2008: $33.43M; FY 2009: $35.29M

  • Counter weapons of mass destruction proliferation and combat WMD terrorism through effective oversight of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities, strengthened border controls, and enhanced detection and interdiction capabilities
  • Encourage security sector reform to reduce transnational crime and promote the alignment of law enforcement training and practices with EU standards
  • Reform the judicial system to allow full integration into Euro-Atlantic community
  • Support the transformation of the Ukrainian military into a modern professional force that can train, equip, sustain and deploy NATO-interoperable forces
  • Combat trafficking in persons (TIP) and reintegrate victims back into society

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2008: $19.97M; FY 2009: $25.43M

  • Strengthen the rule of law by educating citizens, training legal practitioners, and improving the effectiveness and independence of the judiciary
  • Fight corruption and improve the transparency, accountability and capacity of the parliament and local government
  • Promote free and fair elections and strengthen political parties
  • Bolster civil society, increase civic participation, and enhance NGOs’ ability to represent citizen interests and increase government accountability
  • Strengthen independent media and increase access to objective information

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2008: $5.78M; FY 2009: $10.86M

  • Prevent and combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other health threats through education and improved evidence-based medical practices
  • Improve the quality and access of maternal, child, and reproductive health care

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2008: $17.62M; FY 2009: $16.64M

  • Provide trade and investment assistance to address economic crisis
  • Assist Ukraine to fulfill its World Trade Organization accession commitments
  • Strengthen financial sector, improve private sector competition and climate for business
  • Strengthen security, increase independence and improve infrastructure of energy sector
  • Build capacity, competitiveness and effectiveness of agricultural sector

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2008: $1.20M; FY 2009: $1.20M

  • Assist the most vulnerable by providing food, clothing and medical aid
  • Respond to evolving emergencies through Small Reconstruction Projects (SRPs)

Recent Successes:

  • Helped the Government of Ukraine (GOU) establish a sustainable system of victims of trafficking (VoT) identification, referral, and assistance. As a result, more than 250 newly registered VoTs received direct assistance with reintegration into society in 2009.
  • Supported the development of 52 media projects that bolstered the quality of journalism in Ukraine, including one project aimed at raising media credibility via monitoring of over 90 Ukrainian media outlets spanning 17 regions
  • Assisted Ukraine in aligning prenatal practices with WHO recommendations and evidence-based medicine. As a result, enhanced prenatal care has improved quality and outcome of 47% of deliveries in Ukraine in 2009.
  • Helped Ukraine meet World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments and European Union (EU) export requirements in food safety standards and customs and government procurement
  • Supported lifting restrictions on grain trade, leading to an increase in grain exports from 3.7 million tons in 2008 to 24.7 million tons in 2009

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009 forty-three percent of U.S. assistance to Ukraine went to the objective of Peace and Security (PS), thirty-one percent to Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), twenty percent to Economic Growth (EG), five to Investing in People (IIP) and one percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Ukraine from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 23.70 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Ukraine and total United States Government (USG) 30.83 Million dollars; Total USG: 117.84 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 59.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 177.68 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 210.71 Million dollars; Total USG: 457.61 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 189.34 Million dollars; Total USG: 297.44 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 219.76 Million dollars; Total USG: 333.12 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 224.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 295.78 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 223.43 Million dollars; Total USG: 359.98 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 208.66 Million dollars; Total USG: 288.34 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 174.75 Million dollars; Total USG: 213.68 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 172.99 Million dollars; Total USG: 252.24 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 156.54 Million dollars; Total USG: 201.96 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 139.93 Million dollars; Total USG: 178.17 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 96.55 Million dollars; Total USG: 144.83 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 136.61 Million dollars; Total USG: 198.06 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 81.88 Million dollars; Total USG: 154.43 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 80.00 Million dollars; Total USG: 215.02 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 72.60 Million dollars; Total USG: 175.93 Million dollars

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