The U.S. will transfer confiscated assets from russian oligarchs to Ukraine for the first time – Blinken 09/07/2023 12:07:50. Total views 275. Views today — 0.

The United States will, for the first time, transfer confiscated assets from russian oligarchs under sanctions to Ukraine, according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. This was reported by Ukrinform.

"We are, for the first time, transferring assets to Ukraine that have been confiscated from russian oligarchs who are under sanctions, and these assets will now be used to support Ukrainian military veterans", - Blinken said.

According to the U.S. Secretary of State, "those who contributed to putin's aggressive war must be held accountable".

It is reported that this concerns $5.4 million, which is planned to be directed towards the support and rehabilitation of veterans.

These funds are being provided to Ukraine as part of the assistance announced by Blinken, totaling over $1 billion.

This assistance includes $175 million for air defense system components, HIMARS rockets, ammunition, and communication systems.

$100 million will be allocated for long-term military needs.

$90.5 million will go towards humanitarian demining assistance.

$300 million will support law enforcement efforts to restore and maintain law and order in liberated areas, including cities and towns facing continuous shelling by russia.

$206 million will be directed towards humanitarian aid, including food, water, and shelter for internally displaced persons in Ukraine and refugees abroad.

$203 million will support transparency and accountability in institutions, strengthening key reforms related to anti-corruption, rule of law, and justice, as well as investigations into war crimes committed by russia.

It was previously reported that on September 6, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kyiv on an official visit.