Washington will provide assistance to Kiev in the amount of $10 million after the incident in the Kerch Strait
WASHINGTON, December 22. /TASS/ — the state Department said that they are taking this step jointly with the UK and Lithuania that also plan to increase assistance to Ukraine in the defense sphere.
The United States will provide assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $10 million after the incident in the Kerch Strait. This is stated in a statement on Friday the statement of the Deputy head of the press service of the state Department Robert Palladino.
It argues that in response to the “dangerous escalation by Russia” and its “unreasonable” action on 25 November in the Kerch Strait, the State Department, after the approval of Congress, “will provide an additional $10 million to increase the naval capacity of Ukraine”.
According to Palladino, the US is taking this step together with the UK and Lithuania that also plan to increase assistance to Ukraine in the defense sphere.
“The United States calls on Russia to immediately return to Ukraine the arrested ships and detained Ukrainian crew members, and also to keep the Kerch Strait and Azov sea is open for ships, which follow from Ukrainian ports or in them, and to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including its territorial waters,” said Palladino.
- Ukraine is moving troops to the Azov and Black seas
- The Kremlin did not agree with the version of Poroshenko about the incident in the Kerch Strait
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