Russia-Ukraine war live: Nato foreign ministers meet in Romania; US to announce ‘substantial’ aid

US to announce ‘substantial’ aid as Nato foreign ministers meet in Romania

The United States is expected to announce “substantial” financial aid to Ukraine on Tuesday to help it deal with the damage caused by Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure, senior US officials said.

The aid, which will be detailed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in the Romanian capital Bucharest, “is substantial and it is not the end”, one senior official told journalists Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity and without giving further details.

However, he noted that the Biden administration had budgeted $1.1bn for energy spending in Ukraine and Moldova.

NATO foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Bucharest where the alliance’s support for Ukraine since the Russian invasion will be discussed.

Germany, which currently chairs the G7, has convened a meeting Tuesday afternoon on the sidelines of the NATO gathering to discuss the energy…

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This article was written by Tom Ambrose (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) and originally published on