Biden orders State Department to direct $60 mln in Pentagon funds to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Joe Biden has made the Secretary of State responsible to direct up to $60 million in assistance to Ukraine
08:34, 28 August 2021

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US President Joe Biden has made the Secretary of State responsible to direct Pentagon funds of up to $60 million in assistance to Ukraine, including defense articles and services. This is stated in a memorandum published on the White House website.

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the authority to direct the drawdown of up to $60 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training, to provide assistance to Ukraine," the document says. 

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On July 21, it became known that the United States expects the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington on August 30.

At the same time, the meeting between US President Joseph Biden and the Ukrainian leader will take place on August 31.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and US leader Joe Biden will sign a number of defense partnership agreements.

It is reported that during Zelensky's visit to the United States, it is planned to sign three bilateral documents on defense partnership, as well as projects in research, development, testing, evaluation and cooperation in the space sphere.  

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