Ambassador of Ukraine: Kiev discusses with the United States obtaining military aid intended for Afghanistan

KYIV, January 1 & nbsp;/TASS /. Ukraine and the & nbsp; US are negotiating on the & nbsp; possible transfer of military aid to the Ukrainian side, which was previously intended for Afghanistan. Oksana Markarova, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the & nbsp; United States, stated this in an & nbsp; interview published on & nbsp; Saturday on the & nbsp; website of the Ukrainian service “ Radio Liberty '' (recognized in the & nbsp; RF media-foreign agent).

“We are actively working now, and & nbsp; Minister [Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba] talked about & nbsp; this during & nbsp; during his visit, and & nbsp; this issue is also & nbsp ; in & nbsp; active discussion & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Markarova, answering the & nbsp; question, can & nbsp; be transferred to Kiev military aid, which was intended for Afghanistan, but & nbsp; is not & nbsp; demanded there.

Markarova stressed that & nbsp; the question is not & nbsp; in & nbsp; that & nbsp; that & nbsp; ; Kiev can get in & nbsp; in this case, and & nbsp; in & nbsp; that & nbsp; is necessary in & nbsp; this situation to the Ukrainian side. The ambassador noted in & nbsp; in this regard, that & nbsp; earlier Kiev and & nbsp; Washington signed a five-year agreement, which enables the parties to interact “ at a & nbsp; higher strategic level. ''

The diplomat also said that & nbsp; Ukraine is working on & nbsp ; expanding the list of military assistance to Ukraine from the & nbsp; American side.

At the end of December last year, US President Joe Biden signed the country's defense budget for & nbsp; 2022 fiscal year in the amount of about & nbsp; $ 770 billion. It is envisaged that & nbsp; Ukraine will be allocated $ 300 & nbsp; million, another $ 150 & nbsp; million will be spent on & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; cooperation in & nbsp; security with & nbsp; the Baltic countries.



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