In the U.S. Congress officially submitted and agreed to by the Senate and House of representatives the text of the draft law on «Budget of the United States to 2017 national defence». This was reported on the website of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.
«The amount of money which us lawmakers propose to allocate to provide security assistance to Ukraine, including lethal weapons, in the next fiscal year increased to $ 350 million. USA laid out in the same document 2016 $ 300 million. USA», — stated in the message.
The list of types of assistance expanded to include providing funds and technical support for the development of an integrated system of monitoring of the state border of Ukraine, as well as assistance in the preparation of staff officers and military high command of the APU.
The bill must be voted on by the Senate and House of representatives in the coming days.
«The document indicates that in the U.S. Congress high-level bipartisan and bicameral support for Ukraine in fight against Russian aggression», — stressed in dipvedomstva.
We will remind, in August the US Ambassador has announced another batch of military aid for Ukraine. In early September, the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter defence Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak during a meeting in London signed a joint document which provides the basis for improvement of defense capability of the Armed forces of Ukraine and improve the effectiveness of aid from the United States in the military sphere.
The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed a law H. R. 5094 «On support of stability and democracy in Ukraine», previously endorsed by the Committee on foreign Affairs. In the list of statutory coordinated with allies and partners of the United States support tools included Ukraine lethal defensive weapons systems.
We will note, ex-Minister of defense (2011-2013), former Director of the Central intelligence Agency (2009-2011) , Leon Panetta believes that Ukraine should provide defensive weapons, and with Russia you need to talk from a position of strength.
A project of the U.S. defence budget envisages the allocation to Ukraine $ 350 million in military aid 01.12.2016