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U.S. House of Representatives approves allocation of $700 million to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

$50 million should be allocated only for the provision of the lethal arms of defense nature
09:21, 21 June 2019

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The U.S. House of Representatives approved the draft laws, which provide the provision of $700 million of aid to Ukraine as Ukraine’s Embassy to the U.S. reported on Facebook.

“The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress approved the draft laws on the financing of Pentagon, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and related programs for 2020, which include $700 million for the support of Ukraine,” the message said.

Then both chambers of the Congress should agree on the final version of the draft laws, which will be passed to the president for a sign.

Related: Ukraine could get EUR 500 mln of aid by end of year, - Mingarelli

It is noted that the draft law “On allocation for Defense Department for 2020” includes estimated aid for the support in the security sphere of Ukraine in the amount of $250 million. $50 million out of 250 should be allocated only for the provision of the lethal arms of defense nature.

The estimated aid for Ukraine from the Foreign Department of the U.S., USAID and related program is in the sum of $445,7 million. The mentioned sum includes allocations for the provision of the support to Ukraine in the sphere of the security on the program International military financing.

The draft laws should be adopted by the Senate.

Related: ICRC sends 295 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas, - Border Guard Service

As we reported 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.

 

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