Annual military aid for Ukraine was increased to $ 300 million
On April 21, the US Senate Committee supported a bill on partnership with Ukraine in the field of security, including an increase in military assistance, reports UATV.
It is noted that the annual military aid will increase to $ 300 million, including weapons.
The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova noted, that such assistance during Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is very timely.
“As we all know, the security situation is not positive. Thousands of Russian troops are accumulation on the Ukrainian border. This bill is timely in order to send a message to the world that we support Ukraine,” said Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, USA.
Now the document should be supported by Congress and signed by the US President.
The United States of America will provide Ukraine with additional development financing in the amount of $ 155 million.
Ned Price, the representative of the US State Department said that Ukraine doesn’t provoke Russia to increase the number of troops in the occupied Crimea and along the Ukrainian border.