The funding will go through United Nations agencies and will be directed at older people who have been affected by the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
“This might not sound like a large contribution,” Margot Wallström says, “but it is important with winter coming, and we can see that the need is enormous.”
At a press conference, both Wallström and her Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin expressed doubts that federalization is a solution to the problem in Ukraine. Wallström said she could see some kind of decentralization: “You could imagine making decisions on the local and regional level,” she said. “But not a federalization that many believe Russia could use to break up Ukraine.”