Kyiv faces a $37-billion budget gap in 2024 as it fends off a two-year-old Russian invasion and is relying on Western partners for critical aid.

Denys Shmyhal said during a televised conference in Kyiv that he was hopeful that U.S. lawmakers would approve long-awaited economic and military assistance.

Ukraine also expects to receive 18 billion euros from the EU's Ukraine Facility approved earlier this year.

(Reporting by Olena Harmash; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Bernadette Baum)