USA can give Kiev $410 million in 2018 on defense

USA can give Kiev $410 million in 2018 on defense

KYIV, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti. The United States can give Ukraine the next year not less than 410,5 million dollars on the defense sector, reports the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.

It is reported that the Committee on appropriations of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress introduced a draft “Law on allocation for the Department of state, foreign operations and related programs on the 2018 financial year”.

According to the Embassy, the bill provides for the allocation of funds, including to programmes of support for Ukraine.

“Despite the significant reduction in the overall budget of the Department of state, estimates of assistance to Ukraine in the foreign service of the United States and involved agencies remained at the level of 2017 — in an amount not less 410,465 million dollars”, — stated in the message of the Embassy in Facebook on Friday.

According to the Embassy, the bill, in particular, it provides funding for defence purposes under the program “International war funding” (Foreign Military Financing) for Ukraine at the level not less than the current budget year and legislative possibility for allocation, if necessary, funds for the provision of our state additional loan guarantees.