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Friday, November 17, 2017

The U.S. Congress has approved a military budget of the United States to 2018


Members of the house of representatives of the United States Congress voted for the military budget of the country for 2018. Among other things, the document envisages the provision of military assistance to Ukraine.


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As the press service of the lower house of Congress, the size of the U.S. military budget next year will amount to $700 billion.

“Voted for the bill 356 members of the house of representatives, against – 70… the Total budget of $700 billion, of which basic operations of the Pentagon plan to spend $634 billion”, – stated in the message.

In addition, the document included $66 billion for military missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries.

“$12.3 billion will be directed for financing of the missile defense Agency to counter the threat of North Korea”, – said the press service of the lower house of Congress.

Not spared the document with his “attention” and the “Russian direction”. Thus, the document stipulates that $4.6 billion will be allocated to the “opposition” of Russia in Europe. The money will go including on military aid to Ukraine.

“Some of these funds will be used to implement “containment Initiatives in Europe” with the purpose to strengthen the confidence of NATO allies and reinforce the US military potential in Europe. $100 million of the $4.6 billion can be spent to improve the defense capabilities of the Baltic States. In addition, the Secretary of state and the Minister of defense shall be empowered to spend $350 million for military assistance to Ukraine, including supplying defensive weapons,” – said in Congress.

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