European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement on the Commission's proposals on the topic of "REPowerEU, defence investment gaps and the relief reconstruction of Ukraine" at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 18, 2022. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

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Ukraine has received the second tranche of 600 million euros (634 million U.S. dollars) of the European Union's (EU's) emergency macro-financial assistance program, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry said Friday.

"The funds will be used to maintain financial stability in Ukraine during the war," the ministry said in a statement.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal welcomed the aid and thanked European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for the aid.

The EU decided to allocate 1.2 billion euros (1.26 billion dollars) in emergency assistance for Ukraine in February. Ukraine received 600 million euros from the aid package in March.

Source: ANI / Xinhua