The bill funds the U.S. Department of defense for fiscal year 2018 will include an article about the provision of military assistance to Ukraine. Funds are intended for purchasing lethal weapons. About it reports TASS.
According to the Chairman of the Committee on armed services of the house of representatives of Congress of the Republican Mac Thornberry, the money will be allocated to Ukrainians to “to protect themselves from aggression from the East.”
Thornberry thus could not confirm the statements of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that Kiev and Washington will soon sign an agreement on the supply of arms, as the Ukrainian leader said after his meeting with trump. “I don’t know what they were talking about when President Clinton was in the White house,” explained the Congressman.
23 may it was reported that the U.S. intends to change the principles of military aid to a number of countries, including Ukraine. “We are changing a few foreign military programs with direct grants to loans. Instead of giving someone $ 100 million, we can provide them with loan guarantees, and they in reality will be able to buy more things”, — the Director of the office of management and budget the White house of Mick Mulvany.
On may 4, it became known that the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress has proposed to prohibit the Ukraine to spend the money allocated to it to support the battalion “Azov”. This provision is made in the appropriations bill to the Pentagon. Until the end of September the us side can provide for the support of Ukraine in the military sphere $ 150 million.