The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress proposes to include the allocation of $275 million of assistance to Ukraine to strengthen its security in the defense budget of the United States for the 2022 fiscal year.
The draft budget prepared by the Senate Armed Services Committee contains a proposal to “allocate $ 275 million to the Security Assistance Initiative of Ukraine to support and assist the Ukrainian armed forces.”
The next fiscal year in the United States begins on October 1, 2021.
The draft budget was released against the background of the upcoming meeting of the Presidents of the United States and Ukraine Joe Biden and Vladimir Zelensky in Washington. Their talks were postponed from August 31 to September 1 due to the evacuation of American citizens from Afghanistan; this information was confirmed by the White House.
As one of the advisers to the President of Ukraine said earlier in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, at the upcoming meeting with Biden, Zelensky will insist on increasing the volume of American military assistance to Kyiv, as well as on issuing bonds under a U.S. guarantee to help restore infrastructure and restart the economy.
Last week, Biden ordered to allocate assistance to Ukraine in the amount of up to $ 60 million at the expense of the Pentagon.