Politico learned about the preparation by the EC of a new €8 billion assistance plan for Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the eve reproached the EU for “artificial delay” with economic help. He did not specify which European country is delaying the provision of assistance to Kyiv, noting that he believes, “this is still a mistake that will be corrected.” Read on RBC Pro Pro Alibaba founder Jack Ma: “I want to die on the beach, not in the office” Pro Articles How Companies Cut Wage Spending: Four Scenarios Pro Stingy billionaire: how Gates, Buffett, Brin spend money in everyday life for office workers Articles Authors Tags Subscribe to Telegram RBC Stay up to date with the latest news even in conditions of blocking Истoчник rbc.ru However, Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko later said that some states “are not ready to support Ukraine with such an amount.” “The European Union agreed on financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of €9 billion, but what do we see at the moment? German Finance Minister Christian Lindner is unhappy that Brussels is resorting to a pan-European debt for the sake of Kyiv, and agreed only with the allocation of the first tranche of €1 billion, the publication reported. Brussels was going to transfer the funds this year. Interest payments will be subsidized from the EU budget. According to the publication, the EC is forced to prepare a new project of financial assistance to Ukraine due to Germany's refusal to act as a guarantor of the previously agreed tranche of €9 billion< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/3/18/756597427302183.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" > The European Commission (EC) has prepared a new project of financial assistance to Ukraine for €8 billion to replace the one previously blocked by Germany. Then there may be a pause: there is no agreement between the EU governments,— he said. «€8 billion for Ukraine are still slowed down. It provides for almost interest-free loans to Kyiv with repayment in 25 years at the expense of its own European debt obligations. And it's hard to say which of these is worse,»,— said the head of state. According to the publication, the EU plans to provide Ukraine with up to €5 billion in long-term loans guaranteed by European countries, in accordance with their contribution to the EU budget. Politico writes that the need to agree on a new financial assistance project arose after Germany's refusal to provide Ukraine with guarantees for previously promised loans for €9 billion. Germany is also the largest guarantor of these Eurobonds. At the end of June, the EU countries approved the provision of additional financial assistance to Ukraine for €9 billion. Corriere della Sera, citing sources, wrote that Germany was blocking the provision of a €9 billion aid package to Ukraine. It will be transferred to Kyiv in the form of grants and loans, writes Politico, citing several sources close to the discussion. Remaining amount— about €4 billion— will be provided in the form of grants, the interlocutors of the publication specified. And such an artificial delay in macro-financial assistance for our state is either a crime or a mistake. Maybe a billion this month.