Foreign Operations Assistance: Ukraine

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
April 1, 2018

   

United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia (EUR/ACE)
Foreign Assistance Fact Sheet, April 2018

UKRAINE

Ukraine Quick Facts*

  • State /USAID Assistance since 2014 – over $2 billion
  • Population - 45 Million
  • GDP (per capita) - $2,310
  • Ease of Doing Business score – 65.75/100
 

*Information for Population, GDP, and Ease of Doing Business sourced from World Bank

The United States is committed to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression, advancing its reform agenda, countering corruption, and encouraging the Western-oriented aspirations of its people. Ensuring a democratic, prosperous, and united Ukraine remains a critical foreign policy priority for the United States. A successful Ukraine is an attractive market for U.S. exports, a fertile destination for U.S. investment, a capable security partner, and a stabilizing force in the region. In the coming years, U.S. assistance will help Ukraine continue to solidify gains from the reforms begun after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

Assistance Activities by Sector:

Peace and Security

  • Date: 04/2018 Description: Ukraine: FY 2017 Foreign Assistance by Objective ($454.3m): Peace and Security $228.3m (50%); Democracy & Good Governance $99.9m (22%); Economic Growth $86.1m (19%); Health $40m (9%). - State Dept ImageProvide professional military education and training in areas such as civil-military relations, defense planning, logistics, and acquisitions to promote NATO interoperability and help Ukraine become a more capable security partner.
  • Improve security and continue support for the impartial observation mission fielded by Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM). Since March 2014, the SMM has served as the international community’s eyes and ears in the conflict zone.
  • Support nonproliferation by engaging Ukrainian scientists with WMD-applicable skills to facilitate technologically focused businesses and collaborative research.
  • Enhance customs and border security capabilities to detect and interdict illegal shipments of dangerous and illicit goods with inspection/detection equipment, anti-terrorism contraband enforcement units, and targeting and risk analysis tools.
  • Support non-governmental organizations to clear explosive hazards, including landmines, unexploded ordnance, destruction of unusable or excess munitions, ammunition, and/or weapons, and infrastructure upgrades and security enhancements at storage sites.
  • Fulfill commitments to the multilateral donor effort to ensure the safe and secure decommissioning of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and safe storage of spent nuclear fuel.
  • Partner within various government of Ukraine entities to deter, detect, address, and counter crimes related to trafficking in persons. Work with police and community stakeholders to strengthen capacity to better identify and assist victims of trafficking.
  • Strengthen the rule of law and counter Russian pressure by supporting the professionalization of law enforcement agencies such as the Patrol Police, crowd control and Special Weapons and Tactics units, and the Border Security Guard Service.
  • Bolster Ukraine’s cybersecurity through strategic planning and capacity development that will enhance Ukraine’s ability to prevent, mitigate, and respond to cyberattacks from state and non-state actors.

Democracy and Good Governance

ASSISTANCE BY ACCOUNT

FY
2016

FY 2017

FY 2018 Enacted

TOTAL ($ in thousands)

377,140

454,315

420,700

Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, & Central Asia

245,041*

305,000

250,000

Foreign Military Financing

85,000

99,000

95.000

International Military Education & Training

2,809

2,150

2,900

International Narcotics Control & Law Enforcement**

-

-

30,000

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining & Related Programs

3,670

10,950

10,000

Global Health Programs-State & USAID

35,440

37,215

32,800

Global Security Contingency Fund

4,680

-

-

*Does not include $289.959m subsidy cost of the third $1 billion sovereign loan guarantee provided to Ukraine.

**In FYs 2016 and 2017, bilateral International Narcotics Control & Law Enforcement (INCLE) programs were funded via the Assistance to Europe, Eurasia & Central Asia (AEECA) account.

  • Strengthen judicial independence, accountability and transparency; enhance the administration of justice; strengthen the quality of legal education; and ensure public access to justice and the protection of human rights.
  • Bolster criminal justice and anti-corruption organizations such as the National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU) and Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's’ Office (SAPO); strengthen the skills and independence of criminal justice professionals.
  • Support electoral reform for the 2019 elections and beyond.
  • Work with local-level civil society organizations to improve civic engagement and political discourse to continue reforms, especially in the lead up to elections in 2019.
  • Raise standards of journalism and media literacy to ensure citizens have access to credible and independent sources of information.
  • Improve government and civil society strategic communications by supporting curriculum development with U.S. and Ukrainian academics to strengthen Ukraine’s capability to effectively counter disinformation and accurately convey reform progress.
  • Advance emergency response and fire prevention at both the national and local level in and around the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

Economic Growth

  • Promote energy security through energy diversification, increased energy efficiency, and alternative energy sources, to foster economic growth and reduce Ukraine's vulnerability to Russia’s control of natural gas pipelines, a tool of political coercion.
  • Improve the business environment and diversify trade and investment opportunities. Continue assisting the State Fiscal Service to meet international customs and trade facilitation standards to make Ukraine a stronger and more reliable U.S. trading partner.
  • Provide training to Ukrainian business leaders on management and market-based economic principles to increase productivity and profitability.
  • Promote the adoption of sound agricultural policy and improve the agricultural business sectors.
  • Support financial sector stabilization through technical advisors focused on infrastructure finance, debt, revenue, and budget and financial accountability working with various Ministries and tax administration authorities.

Health

  • Integrate a patient-centered approach based on the ambulatory health care system into routine multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) case management systems, in order to improve MDR-TB treatment success rates.
  • Support the establishment and functioning of the new Public Health Center with specific responsibility to oversee the national immunization program to ensure the vaccine procurement system is not interrupted due to corrupt practices.
  • Work to reduce HIV, TB, and hepatitis-C transmission through detection and treatment of people living with HIV, TB and hepatitis C in pre-trial detention centers, prisons, and post-prison settings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

State Department Fact Sheets
U.S. Embassy Website
www.foreignassistance.gov
Millennium Challenge Corporation

*This fact sheet does not reflect centrally managed or regional foreign assistance funding, or funds for loan guarantee subsidies.

The Department of State and USAID work closely with the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, and the Treasury to facilitate programs in Ukraine.