The European Union will allocate €25 million to the United Nations development program in Ukraine to support the Donbas. The European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn signed an agreement in Kyiv with the Permanent Representative of the UN Development Program in Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani.
In 2017, the EU decided to allocate 50 million euro for the reconstruction of the Ukrainian conflict-stricken regions. These funds will be distributed to four programs. The agreement provides 25 million euros of the fund to be allocated to the UN Development Program to support the Donbas.
In November 2017, Ukraine signed a partnership framework program with the UN for 2018-2022 that aimed to attract about 700 million dollars.
In April, the UN reported that it critically lacked money for Donbas humanitarian aid this year. Only 3% of the 187-million-dollars target was raised prompting UN to called on other nations to increase humanitarian assistance to residents of eastern Ukraine.