According to the Financial Times , Truss met with a number of leaders at the state funeral of Elizabeth II, which took place yesterday. The Prime Minister plans to announce support for Ukraine during his first trip abroad in his new position in New York. She will meet with United States President Joe Biden and hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Ukraine is trying to lobby the UN General Assembly for the creation of a legal mechanism that would allow it to take back the confiscated Russian assets. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during a visit to Kyiv in mid-September, promised to help Ukraine as much as needed.
Last week, Washington announced the issuance of a $1.5 billion grant to Ukraine. The Ukrainian Ministry of Finance said that Kiev received a total of $4.5 billion. The funds were promised to be used to reimburse pension payments and certain social support programs, in particular, to pay for services Housing and communal services, support for low-income families, disabled children.