U.S. Senate approved the draft law on defense budget for 2020, which provides the allocation of the military aid to Ukraine in the sum of $300 million as Ukraine’s Embassy to U.S. reported on Facebook.
It is noted that the bill provides allocation of $100 million for the lethal kinds of the armament.
Moreover, the draft law offers to extend the direction of the U.S. aid to the enhancing of the defense capacity of the Ukrainian Army by including the funds for the coast guards, anti-ship missiles and systems, which promote the increasing of the efficiency of the managing of the troops, particularly, air defense and coast guard.
The bill will come into force after agreement with Congress and its sign by the U.S. President.
As we reported, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the draft laws, which provide the provision of $700 million of aid to Ukraine.
Earlier, the formal process of approval of the draft defense budget for the next year which provides $250 million for Ukraine kicked off in the U.S. Congress. $50 million of the sum might be spent on provision of lethal arms of defensive nature.