The US wants to give Ukraine $200 million on defense


Ukraine next year can get US $200 million to strengthen security and defense. The initiative included in the draft budget of the USA in 2019.

The draft budget of the United States to 2019 provides for the granting Ukraine $200 million to strengthen security and defense. On Wednesday, February 14, announced the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States in Facebook.

So, according to the report, funds will be directed to providing Ukraine with military technology and equipment, other equipment and military services, logistics support, intelligence support of the Armed forces and security forces.

The Embassy noted that compared to the budget request for 2018 proposed benefit amount for security for the Ukrainian state uvelichelos $50 million US.

"The draft budget for 2019 Ukraine included in a small list of countries receiving assistance for security and also the program of the State Department's "International military financing" (Foreign Military Financing, FMF)," - said the Ukrainian Embassy.

Budget request needs to go through the study and discussion in the us Congress where it is subject to changes and additions.

"The ultimate aid to Ukraine will be known after the completion of the entire process of the document, which is now at the initial stage", - stated in the message.

Previously, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch stated that Ukraine will receive a free lethal defensive weapons, the supply of which the administration of U.S. President decided at the end of last year.

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