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U.S. senators introduce bill on boosted military aid for Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

A relevant bill provides for 300 million dollars of annual military financing and other support
10:54, 31 July 2020

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Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced a draft bill on providing Ukraine with 300 million dollars of annual military financing and other support, Reuters reports.

The bill was presented by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairman Jim Risch, and ranking member Bob Menendez, along with Republicans Rob Portman and John Barrasso and Democratic committee members Chris Murphy and Jeanne Shaheen.

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It also authorizes the allocation of up to four million dollars to train Ukrainian military officers and requires the appointment of a special envoy for Ukraine. Besides that, a Department of Defense and State Department report on the requirements of Ukraine’s armed forces and a plan to supply security assistance are also envisaged. 

As we reported earlier, the U.S. will provide Ukraine with 250 million dollars of military aid. These funds will be spent on the training of the Ukrainian military and the purchase of hardware.

“The Department of Defense announced today its plans for $250 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression,” the message said.

Related: Ukraine’s Security Service exposes supplies of Ukrainian military products to Russia

 

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