Bill on bipartisan support for Ukraine introduced in U.S. Congress

Source : 112 Ukraine

The resolution was presented by the House of Representatives' support group of Ukraine
11:23, 17 January 2020


A bill on bipartisan support for Ukraine and Ukrainian people was introduced in U.S. Congress. The relevant resolution was presented by the House of Representatives' support group of Ukraine, Voice of America reports.

The group noted that the move was indicative of the US strategic interest "in strengthening freedom and democracy in Europe". In their view, this achievement cannot be realized without "supporting Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression".

The resolution was initiated by the co-chair of the support group of Ukraine - Marcy Kaptur, Andy Harris, Mike Quigley, Brian Fitzpatrick.

Related: U.S. supports Ukraine in its efforts to reach peace in Donbas, - Pompeo

As we reported earlier, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recognized that the delay of military aid to Ukraine, something arranged by President Donald Trump, is illegal.

"Today, GAO issued a legal decision concluding that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law when it withheld approximately $214 million appropriated to DOD for security assistance to Ukraine. The President has narrow, limited authority to withhold appropriations under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. OMB told GAO that it withheld the funds to ensure that they were not spent “in a manner that could conflict with the President’s foreign policy.”  The law does not permit OMB to withhold funds for policy reasons", reads the message on the GAO website.

Related: U.S. House of Representatives supports allocation of $700 million to Ukraine

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