Adoption of the law on budgetary assignments by the US Congress shows that in 2017 Ukraine will receive from 150 to 250 million dollars of military aid, which should be used until October. About this stated the head of the Samopomich parliamentary faction Oleh Berezyuk.
"Suddenly, Ukraine received a rather high figure of financial aid, there was a warning that it would be much less. In fact, the amount of money directly aimiang at military aid decreased: first it was planned to spend $ 0.5 billion, then $ 350 million, to date Ukraine's military aid from America including, possibly, the purchase of weapons, will be in the amount of $ 150 million to $ 250 million, which is also not bad, we will have to use this money until October, "he said.
The deputy added that the Cabinet of Ministers, the Defense Ministry and the General Staff have to work intensively in this direction.
Note that the US Senate approved a consolidated draft state budget in the total amount of 1.1 trillion dollars for the fiscal year 2017, which ends on September 30. Voting took place on Thursday, May 4.
At least $ 560 million from the US budget will be allocated for assistance programs to Ukraine. In particular, the US plans to allocate at least $ 238 million for military assistance and security policy until the end of the budget year (before October 1).