Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a tweet on Friday that the United States had promised $1 billion in financial guarantees for Kiev to raise funds on the capitalmarkets.
“Agreed with @BarackObama that Ukraine will receive $1 billion in financial guarantees,” he said after visiting Washington where he secured $53 million in assistance but failed to win the argument for the United States to provide Ukraine weapons to fight pro-Russian separatists in its east.
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko secured $53 million in assistance from the United States on Thursday but President Barack Obama turned down his appeals for weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists.
Poroshenko used a speech to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to appeal for lethal aid.
NATO, wary of being drawn into a proxy conflict with Russia in the east European state, has decided against sending arms to Ukraine, which has frequently been outgunned by Russian-supported separatists in the eastern border areas.
At the White House, Poroshenko told reporters after his talks with Obama that he was satisfied with the level of cooperation.