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U.S. Senate supports allocating $250 million to Ukraine for defense

Source : 112 Ukraine

This sum is $50 million more than the 2018 budget of such support programs for Ukraine
12:26, 19 September 2018

novagromada.com.ua

U.S. Senate has supported allocating 250 million dollars for Ukraine’s defense in 2019. Ukraine’s Embassy in Washington reported this on Facebook.

The U.S. Senate has approved the bill of the “Defense Appropriations Act, 2019” earlier agreed upon with the House of Representatives, which provides for allocating 250 million dollars for Ukraine’s defense. This sum is $50 million more than the 2018 budget of such support programs for Ukraine

As the bill states, $250 million is allocated for holding drills, providing military equipment, lethal weapons and logistic aid, changing weapons or military products provided earlier. The list of assistance includes intelligence support of armed and security forces of Ukraine.

The bill of the “Defense Appropriations Act, 2019” will take force after the voting of the House of Representatives and then it will be passed for the president to sign.

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As it was reported earlier, the U.S. Senate’s House of Representatives supported allocating $250 million to Ukraine for the security and defense. The document includes major fundamental provisions of the bill on "Cooperation with Ukraine in the cyber-security sphere", which in particular provides for strengthening defensibility against cyber attacks, securing governmental computer networks, reducing dependencies on Russian informational and communicational technologies, aiding in participation in information exchange programs.

Related: Poroshenko introduces NSDC's decision on allocation of five percent of GDP in 2019 for defense sector

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