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U.S. Congress adopts defense budget with $300 million aid to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document will be passed to the sign for Donald Trump after the support of the Senate
14:02, 12 December 2019

The United States House Committee of representatives of U.S. Congress
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The House of Representatives of the U.S. supported the bill on the defense budget for 2020 in the sum of $738 billion as Reuters reported.

The decision made by the House of Representatives should be approved by the Senate. It is expected that it will take place at the beginning of the next week. Then, the president should sign it.

The document will also add the coastal defensive cruise missiles and anti-ship missiles to the proper categories of aid to Ukraine.

Related: FBI renounces theory of Ukraine's interference in 2016 U.S. election

Besides, the points on the sanctions against the companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2 were added to the bill.

377 congressmen supported the bill, while 48 were against it.

The negotiations on the budget lasted for a few months. It is expected that it will be adopted until the end of 2019.

As we reported U.S. Congress agreed the defense budget for 2020, which provides the allocation of $300 million of military aid to Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, U.S. federal court two federal agencies to hand over the documents related to Trump administration's withholding of military aid to Ukraine to the media organization "Center for Honesty in Society".

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