Poland second only to US on aid for Ukraine

According to data produced by the German Institute of World Economy, Poland comes second only to the United States among Western countries in terms of aid for Ukraine

editor: Grzegorz Adamczyk
author: forsal.pl
In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Monday, April 25, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shake hands during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Poland ranks second only to the United States with regards to the amount of aid the country has supplied to Ukraine, according to research data produced by the Institute of World Economy.

While the data does not take private gifts into account, assistance outside of Ukraine and the aid offered by international organizations, the institute singled Poland out for the “admirable and unquantifiable help” for the 3 million refugees the country is supporting. 

The most sizable aid has come from the United States which, from the end of January until the end of April, supplied €10.3 billion in assistance — that sum does not include the latest package that was sent for approval to Congress. 

The U.S. has supplied four times the amount offered by all EU member states combined — Poland comes second with €2.5 billion, ahead of the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France. 

In terms of sums provided per GDP, Estonia comes first, Lithuania second and Poland third. The United States and Germany come 10th and 11th on that basis, providing 0.05 percent of their GDP in aid for Ukraine. 

However, if funds supplied indirectly by the EU are taken into account, Germany moves into second place in terms of aid for Ukraine. The total of that aid coming from EU states, EU institutions and banks amounts to €12.8 billion.

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