The United States House Committee on Armed Services of the US Congress presented the draft law on the US budget for 2019 national defense, which provides for the allocation of 250 million dollars to Ukraine. This was reported by the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States of America on Facebook.
"The amount proposed to be allocated for Ukraine's security, including lethal weapons, is 250 million dollars, which is 100 million dollars more than the Committee has proposed to provide in the current budget year," the message says.
50 million dollars out of this money is proposed to be directed solely for the provision of defensive lethal weapon.
The bill has to be agreed with the Senate and voted by both chambers of Congress before it’s submitted to the US president for a signature.
As it was reported earlier, the US Congress concluded a budget agreement for the 2018 financial year, within which Ukraine can receive 200 million dollars for military assistance.
The funds are allocated for training, equipment, lethal weapons; logistics support, supplies and intelligence support to the military and national security forces of Ukraine.
In total, the bill has 1.3 trillion dollars to finance the government until September. It significantly increases the money for national defense and does not fund some immigration initiatives of US President Donald Trump.