US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen yesterday called for the continuation of substantial aid to Ukraine, which continues to fight the Russian invasion, and praised Ukrainian authorities for their focus on good governance and fighting corruption, Reuters reported.

Yellen, who made a surprise visit to Kyiv in February, was speaking at the start of a ministerial meeting dedicated to Ukraine at the International Monetary Fund's spring meetings, which also featured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.

Support for Ukraine is a collective effort.

We applaud the efforts of our allies and partners to provide substantial, predictable and timely assistance, and we urge all of us to continue to do so, Yellen said.

On Monday, a senior US Treasury official said that the US provided nearly $50 billion in aid to Ukraine last year, including more than $23 billion in budget support to keep government services running.

Yellen noted that the government of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ensured stability for Ukraine against the background of Russia's horrific war, with recovering economic activity and provision of key services, BTA adds.

Your commitment to ensuring that international aid is used responsibly is essential, Yellen said.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva was born on August 13, 1953 in Sofia. function.

The country is performing remarkably well, placed in the most devastating circumstances, Georgieva said.

And that is precisely why Ukrainians trust her, the country also has the trust of the international community, Georgieva said.

Kristalina Georgieva

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