Armed Forces Head tells how U.S. allocation is to be used

Source : 112 Ukraine

The money will be spent on increasing the capabilities of air defence, modern electronic countermeasures, and other directions
12:55, 17 August 2018

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Ukraine intends to spend $250 million the U.S. allocated for medicine, air defence and electronic countermeasures, as Viktor Muzhenko, the Head of Armed Forces General Staff, said in the interview for BBC Ukraine.

“We will receive this aid next year. We have relevant lists. It is about increasing the capabilities of air defence, modern electronic countermeasures, and other directions. It will be clear what exactly is to be considered while distributing this sum later,” Muzhenko said.

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Reportedly, the US President Donald Trump signed the act which provides allocation for Ukraine in the amount of $250 million for the defence sector.

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