The white house confirmed that the U.S. will cease to grant military assistance to Ukraine
Undoing the programs will also cover Vietnam, Colombia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia and the Philippines.
WASHINGTON, may 23. /Offset. TASS Anton Cranks/. The United States plans to terminate grant military assistance to dozens of States, including Ukraine and replace it with credits. This information was confirmed on Monday in conversation with journalists the head of the office of management and budget (OMB) the White house Mick Mulvany who presented the draft budget of the Washington administration for the next year.
“Yes, I can confirm this,” he said, when asked to comment about the reduction in grant military assistance to dozens of States, including Pakistan, the Philippines and Ukraine.
We actually change a couple of programs of foreign military assistance, because instead of giving someone $100 million, you can give a loan guarantee for a lower amount and are actually more you can buy. We do not change the order for Egypt and Israel, but for the few programs we do offer change.Mick Malwareremoval office of management and budget (OMB) White house
The draft budget of the US administration, which he represented, will be submitted for consideration to Congress. Malani added that the administration’s plans may change slightly.
On Sunday, American newspaper Wall Street Journal reported that Washington can reduce the amount of gratuitous military assistance to dozens of States, including Ukraine, or to cease providing those countries. At the disposal of the journalists received the documents of the US state Department, from which it follows that the abolition of these programs may relate to Vietnam, Colombia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, Ukraine and the Philippines.
Countries in respect of which the relevant decisions will be taken, the US will cease to provide free of charge funds for the purchase of various American military equipment, instead they will issue loans for these needs. However, as acknowledged in the foreign Ministry, States, “it is unlikely that most countries will take them”.
In total, according to the newspaper, talking about converting to loans military aid by $1 billion To the entry into force of the proposals of the administration must be approved by U.S. lawmakers. The article says that some of the States that the US will cease to help, you can seek the support of Russia or China. In the documents of the U.S. state Department also notes that “these reductions may impact on the capacity of Ukraine to use radar system to detect mortar”.