US vice president Joe Biden told Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk on that the United States would provide almost $7m (£4.1m) in reconstruction aid to parts of eastern Ukraine, including $1m (£0.6m) in new support, the White House said.
The aid includes contributions to the Red Cross and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for medical aid, access to drinking water, and small rebuilding projects, the WhiteHouse said.
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