WASHINGTON, may 5 — RIA Novosti. The U.S. Senate approved on Thursday a draft Federal budget until September 30, 2017, which continues to provide financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of not less than 410 million 456 thousand US dollars, including for the provision of military support, the text of the published project.
It is noted that Ukraine provide “not less than 410 million 465 thousand U.S. dollars.” It is clarified that the Pentagon can spend $ 150 million to “provide assistance, including (military) training equipment, lethal weapons for defense purposes, assistance in logistics” and “using intelligence to military and national security forces of Ukraine”.
In addition, financial assistance may be provided to replace any kind of weapons.
In early may, the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States on his page in Facebook reported that the US can additionally provide Ukraine with not less than 560 million dollars.
Earlier, the Deputy assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Bridget brink stated that the U.S. budget for assistance to Ukraine will be reduced.
Earlier Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved the draft Federal budget for the 2017 fiscal year. During the voting for the document in favor of the 79 senators who voted against 18. For the passage of the bill its supporters was enough to get 51 votes.
The amount of the budget is 1.1 trillion dollars. It provides for the financing of the U.S. government until September 30, when the country will end the current fiscal year. Now the document goes for the signature to the President of the United States Donald Trump.