The U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee has supported the bill on partnership with Ukraine in the security sphere. The bill, particularly, provides an increase of annual military aid to Ukraine as Voice of America reported.
Presenting the bill, Chairman of Committee Robert Menendez called the initiative a ‘timely signal’ in support of Ukraine.
“As we know the security situation deteriorates as thousands of Russian troops accumulate at the border of Ukraine. This bill could not be more in time to give a message to the world that we support Ukraine,” he noted.
It is noted that the co-authors of the project are senators of both parties James Risch, Robert Menendez, Rob Portman, Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy and John Barrasso. The bill should be supported by Senate and the House of Representatives and signed by the president to come into force.
In March 2021, the bipartisan group of U.S. Congressmen registered a draft law "On Partnership in the Area of Security of Ukraine" for the Senate's consideration. It foresees that the U.S. government will allocate annual military assistance for Ukraine in the amount of 300 million dollars.