Skip to content

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from
Ukraine in your
9:47 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $300 million tranche for Ukraine late on Sept. 28 after Republicans removed it from the defense spending bill, Politico reported.
2:15 AM
Ukraine has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to the UN nuclear watchdog's statement posted on Sept. 28.
1:46 AM
Russian forces shelled seven communities in Ukraine's border Sumy Oblast on Sept. 28, firing over 180 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Telegram.
9:15 PM
"The EU will support the Ukrainian people for as long as it takes," Spanish acting Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska Gomez said. "The prolongation of the protection status offers certainty to the more than 4 million refugees who have found a safe haven in the EU."

watch us on facebook

Edit post

Politico: EU sees Hungary's blockage of 18 billion euros for Ukraine as 'blackmail'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk November 11, 2022 1:00 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Budapest is blocking Ukraine's 18 billion support package to put pressure on Brussels and prevent the freezing of money for Hungary over its democratic backsliding, Politico reported, citing four EU officials and diplomats who see this move as a "blackmail tactic."

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Hungary "shouldn't play poker" in this situation, which concerns "saving lives" as up to 40% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure was destroyed.

Baerbock said the aid package must be approved quickly as "winter is just around the corner."

The European Commission proposed an 18 billion support package on Nov. 9 to assist Ukraine with paying for essential public services, maintaining macroeconomic stability, and restoring critical infrastructure destroyed by Russian attacks.

Hungary didn't support the aid package at an EU ambassadors' meeting on the same day, according to three officials cited by Politico. The EU can't allocate the money without the backing of all 27 union countries, as the budget rules require unanimity.

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe

Please, enter correct email address


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required


* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.