The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday night wrote on his Facebook that the U.S. Senate approved the allocation to Ukraine of 500 million dollars for security and defense. This item is contained in the upper chamber approved the draft of the U.S. budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Earlier, Poroshenko said that U.S. military aid will contribute to the solution of the Ukrainian crisis, as well as the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country.
The U.S. Senate approved a draft defense budget for the next fiscal year. The draft contains a paragraph on the allocation of 500 million dollars for security and defense of Ukraine. This was written by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the social network Facebook.
“The important news before my meeting with the President of the United States Donald trump. Only that the US Senate approved the draft Law on the U.S. budget for national defense in 2018. The bill proposes allocating $ 500 million to support Ukraine in the fields of security and defense”, – stated in the message.
The document also authorizes the granting Ukraine lethal weapons of a defensive nature, said Poroshenko. In addition, the bill authorized the use of funds in the defense budget of the USA for rehabilitation in the American hospitals of the wounded Ukrainian soldiers and increase the combat capability of the air force and Navy of Ukraine.
Earlier, Poroshenko spoke about his hopes for U.S. military aid. According to him, he expects that such assistance will contribute to the solution of the Ukrainian crisis, as well as the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country.
“Weapons from the USA will help Ukraine to liberate Donbass and return our territory,” – said Poroshenko.