Ukraine receives first 3-billion-euro tranche of 18-billion-euro EU support

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KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine received the first 3-billion-euro ($3.26 billion) tranche of an 18-billion-euro financial support package from the European Union on Tuesday, Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko said.

"Today, Ukraine received the first EUR 3 billion tranche of EUR 18 billion for 2023. The funds are provided on unprecedentedly concessional terms for Ukraine. Grateful to EU partners for the support in ensuring financial stability of Ukraine," he wrote on Twitter.

($1 = 0.9213 euros)

(Reporting by Max Hunder, Editing by Timothy Heritage)