U.S. Congress House of Representatives approves USD 250 million-worth military aid for Ukraine

18:51, 20 September 2019

The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress upheld the provision of military assistance for Ukraine. It is worth 250 million dollars that can be assigned for that matter. It is now up to the Senate to confirm this decision. The money was supposed to be provided this year.

However, in August, President Trump charged his team to revise the program of funding the security system in Ukraine. Back then, Washington Post wrote that the White House applied pressure on President Zelensky, allegedly demanding that the Ukrainian government resume investigation in the case of ex-Vice President Joe Biden.

Related: Biden urges to investigate case relating to putting pressure on Zelensky

There were media reports saying that Biden's son was a member of board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company; his counterparts in this company are charged with tax evasion. This could be seen as Trump's way to remove Biden, his key opponent in the 2020 from the presidential race in the U.S.

Related: Zelensky-Trump meeting planned on September 23-26