According to the document, it is planned to allocate $300 million a year for military assistance to Ukraine and $4 million a year to train Ukrainian servicemen.
The US Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs supported the draft law on the Ukraine Security Partnership Act of 2021. The press service of the committee reported this.
The document was reintroduced to the upper house of the legislature in March at the initiative of Republicans Jim Risch (from Idaho), Rob Portman (Ohio), John Barrasso (Wyoming), and Democrats Robert Menendez (New Jersey), Chris Murphy (Connecticut) and Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire). According to the bill, it is planned to allocate $300 million a year for military assistance to Ukraine and $4 million a year to train Ukrainian servicemen. The authors of the bill also called on the US administration to create a working group on Ukraine with European allies and appoint a special envoy for Ukraine.
Earlier, the document’s passage, which is the head of the committee, Menendez, discussed by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. Now the document should go to the full Senate for consideration.
Earlier, an article in The Wall Street Journal reported that US officials are developing a plan to transfer weapons to Ukraine in a conflict with Russia. Still, US President Joe Biden has not yet approved these measures. According to the publication, such supplies may include “anti-tank, anti-ship and anti-aircraft systems.” The article noted that the US administration is considering the possibility of introducing additional economic sanctions against Russia.