US may grant Ukraine $ 500 million, including lethal weapons provision
11:49, 15 May 2016

US may grant Ukraine $ 500 million, including lethal weapons provision

Ukraine may get half the money immediately, and the rest after showing results in reforms implementation

11:49, 15 May 2016

администрация президента Украины

The US Senate in the draft budget for 2017 financial year proposes to provide $ 500 million for the aid to Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weapons, - reports the website of the US Senate Committee Chairman on the armed forces John McCain.

Under the draft law "is permitted to allocate up to $ 500 million to assist Ukraine in the field of security, including assistance for lethal devices."

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According to McCain, the draft budget envisages an increase in support for "allies and partners who fight with us, sharing a common load and protecting our values."

However, the bill limits the allocation of these funds for Ukraine: Kyiv may receive immediately $ 250 million, and the rest will receive only after the Pentagon chief will testify personally that Ukraine has taken substantial measures aimed at the institutional reforms in the defense system in the fight with corruption in enhancing the accountability and support of military capabilities, achieved by the assistance provided in the field of security.

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