U.S. to continue cooperation with Ukraine to improve its defence capacity

Source : 112 Ukraine

U.S. authorities believe that Ukraine has to enhance its defence due to daily attacks from Russia's side
12:57, 29 May 2019

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The U.S. will continue cooperating with Ukraine to improve its defence capacity, as Special Representative to Ukraine said, Ukraine’s Embassy to the U.S. reports on Facebook.  

Volker noted that the U.S. was ready to work with Ukraine to provide it with defence lethal equipment.

“Congress adopted international military funding which provides support for Ukraine in a form of different types of weapons including anti-tank and counter-sniper systems. We will continue consulting with Ukraine concerning its defence needs. Besides we are ready to military sales abroad, so Ukraine can purchase all military equipment from the U.S.,  Volker said at the briefing. ”

According to him, Ukraine needs to enhance its defence capacity as the country comes under attacks daily so there is a need to prevent further occupation of the territories.

The U.S. defence budget provides $100 million for Ukraine for lethal equipment

In particular, the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services approved the draft law “On the U.S. budget for 2020 for the needs of national security”, which authorized allocations to Pentagon for Ukraine in the amount of $300 million, which is by $50 million more.

$100 million out of that sum is to be spent for lethal weaponry.

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