Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:31 GMT

US envoy: Ukraine must reform to get aid

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Washington is willing to consider financial aid to Ukraine as the country struggles through a polarizing political crisis, but only if it undertakes political and economic reforms, a top U.S. diplomat said Friday

The comment by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland comes after the opposition leaders behind more than two months of protests suggested that Ukraine needs aid akin to the Marshall Plan, the U.S. program that propped up European nations after World War II to encourage political stability

Nuland spoke to reporters at the end of a two-day visit that included separate meetings with President Viktor Yanukovych and leaders of the protests seeking his resignation

'Nobody is willing to give economic support, from the United States or from the IMF or from Europe, to an unreformed Ukraine,' Nuland said, according to

US envoy: Ukraine must reform to get aid