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U.S. military assistance will give Ukraine opportunity to receive lethal weapon - Defense Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the annual defense budget, which provides assistance to Ukraine
19:21, 21 December 2019

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Next year, the United States will provide Ukraine $ 300 million in military assistance, which will make it possible to obtain lethal weapons. The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Zagorodniuk wrote about this on his Facebook page.

According to him, US assistance "gives us the opportunity to get lethal weapons, coastal defensive missile systems and anti-ship missiles."

We recall, in total, the US defense budget is $ 738 billion, of which $ 71.5 billion is allocated for the continuation of military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and the fight against terrorism in other countries.

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Earlier administration of Donald Trump threatened Democrats with vetoing financial assistance in the defense sector of Ukraine. Trump's entourage sought from the Democrats the abolition of the item on the rapid financing of Ukraine. Democrats have complied the requirement.

If this item were not canceled, the Pentagon would have to provide Ukraine with financial assistance in the amount of $ 250 million for 45 days.

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