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The Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area provide the political framework for EU assistance. We support Ukraine's advancement along a European trajectory to become a firmly democratic, united and prosperous country, so that Ukraine will have Stronger Economy, Stronger Governance and Stronger Society.
The EU is the biggest donor in Ukraine, with its financial support amounting to over €8.2 billion (including €3.8 bln as non-reimbursable grants) since 1991.
An important aspect of the EU support is the conditionality rule. The EU has allocated €200 million for two major programmes in support of Ukrainian small and medium enterprises and decentralisation reform, launched in autumn 2016.
The EU support comes in budget support, grants, cross-border cooperation and loans, but also in supporting education and community programmes. There are currently over 250 different EU projects implemented in Ukraine.