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Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, DC
September 16, 2008

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Ukraine

The flag of Ukraine is two equal horizontal bands of azure (top) and golden yellow represent grainfields under a blue sky. Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007: $96.51 Million (M) ($80.00M FSA, $16.51M Other)
Estimated FY 2008: $83.41M ($72.41M FSA, $11.00M Other)

Assistance Goals: The United States strives to promote the transformation of Ukraine into a free-market, democratic society. U.S. Government (USG) assistance encourages the reforms needed for Ukraine to integrate into Euro-Atlantic institutions.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS):FY 2007: $38.79M; Est. FY 2008: $33.43M

  • Support the transformation of the Ukrainian military into a modern, professional, contract-based force by 2011 that can train, equip, sustain, and deploy NATO-interoperable forces in multinational operations.
  • Align Ukrainian law enforcement training and practices with EU standards.
  • Reform the judicial system to fully integrate Ukraine within the Euro-Atlantic community.
  • Combat trafficking in persons (TIP), help victims transition back into society.

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2007: $22.57M; Est. FY 2008: $19.64M

  • Encourage the development of sustainable independent media outlets.
  • Increase effectiveness and inclusiveness of Ukraine’s legislature and parties.
  • Support NGOs’ ability to increase civic participation, advocate for public interests, and perform oversight of government activities.

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: $15.99M; Est. FY 2008: $11.57M

  • Help promote Ukraine’s long-term stability by addressing the concerns of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), avian flu, and maternal-child health care.
  • Increase public access to high-quality primary and reproductive health care.

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2007: $22.36M; Est. FY 2008: $15.82M

  • Foster an economic, legal, and regulatory environment for businesses to thrive.
  • Build capacity of municipalities to manage budgets and attract investments and jobs.
  • Support Ukraine after its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in meeting the international standards required by membership.

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2007: $1.20M; Est. FY 2008: $1.20M

  • In FY 2007 provided donated goods valued at $22.5M to vulnerable groups.

Recent Successes:

  • Helped Ukraine to reduce trade barriers and harmonize with international economic standards, allowing Ukraine to join the WTO on May 16, 2008.
  • Upgraded facilities in hospitals and orphanages in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine to reach out to the most vulnerable populations.
  • Attracted more than $200,000 from local sources, created 117 new businesses, provided 352 new jobs and four agricultural cooperatives through a public-private partnership program.
  • Trained over 1,430 journalists and nearly 1100 civil society organizations to increase the voice of civil society in a democratic Ukraine.
  • Through public education initiatives and a March 2007 government anti-TIP program, 78% of Ukrainians now understand the dangers of TIP.
*Division J of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008

Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance Est. FY 2008 by Objective. Text version also available.

USG Total Assistance 1992-2007: Total USG, dark, and FREEDOM Support Act, FSA, light, USD Millions. Text version avaliable

Ukraine: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands

Total For. Ops. Accounts**


FREEDOM Support Act:


Foreign Military Financing (FMF):


Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR):


Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS):


International Military Education and Training (IMET):


For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Report:

Combating AIDS:

U.S. Embassy:

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2008 forty percent of U.S. assistance to Ukraine went to the objective of Peace and Security (PS), twenty-six percent to Peace Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), nineteen percent to Economic Growth (EG), thirteen percent to Investing in People (IIP) and two percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Ukraine from 1992-2007:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 23.70 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Ukraine and total United States Government (USG) 59.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 117.84 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 59.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 117.84 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 210.71 Million dollars; Total USG: 458.22 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 189.34 Million dollars; Total USG: 297.94 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 219.76 Million dollars; Total USG: 333.12 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 224.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 295.53 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 223.43 Million dollars; Total USG: 360.24 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 208.66 Million dollars; Total USG: 288.54 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 174.75 Million dollars; Total USG: 213.39 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 96.55 Million dollars; Total USG: 252.24 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 156.54 Million dollars; Total USG: 201.96 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 139.93 Million dollars; Total USG: 178.16 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 96.55 Million dollars; Total USG: 144.82 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 136.61 Million dollars; Total USG: 198.06 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 81.88 Million dollars; Total USG: 154.43 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 80.00 Million dollars; Total USG: 155.36 Million dollars

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