The US Congress approved military assistance to Ukraine

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the allocation of $ 250 million in military aid to Ukraine. The corresponding point is spelled out in the bill approved by congressmen on temporary financing of the Federal government until November 21.

The document says that the allocation of funds for military assistance to Ukraine will continue in the next fiscal year, which begins in the United States on October 1. The program of allocating funds for military aid to Kyiv, if lawmakers do not extend it, may end on September 30. Democrats controlling the House of Representatives feared that US President Donald Trump might reconsider or reduce this item of spending.

The Republican-controlled Senate of Congress is expected to consider the bill as early as next week. Differences between the two parties on funding could slow its adoption, but experts are inclined to believe that senators will still approve the document, and it will eventually fall on Trump’s Desk.
Last week, a high-ranking us administration official told that the United States had restored all military assistance to Ukraine through both the state Department and the Pentagon. We are talking about at least $ 250 million through the Pentagon, which had previously been frozen at the time of the audit of the relevant funds. Besides, according to assistant Secretary of state for military and political Affairs Clark Cooper, answering questions at a meeting with journalists, approximately $ 140 million will be allocated through the Foreign Ministry.

In late August, the American newspaper Politico reported that the US President ordered a review of military assistance to Ukraine. As the newspaper noted, the President wants to make sure that the money is being used in the best interests of the United States. At the time of the audit, these funds were frozen. According to the US Department of defense, the amount of military assistance provided by Washington to Kyiv since 2014 amounted to $ 1.5 billion.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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