The representatives of the Democratic party of the United States, constituting the majority in the house of representatives, wanted to increase military assistance to Ukraine. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
The new proposal includes an increase in assistance to Kiev for $ 25 million in 2021 for the training of personnel, procurement of weapons and provide intelligence. Thus, the total amount of assistance could reach $ 275 million. It is noted that this is one of two projects in the military budget, the second will be represented by Republicans in the Senate, and then the negotiation, the Commission will bring them together.
On may 28, Pentagon officials announced that Ukraine has made progress in the fight against corruption, and it allows you to give her military equipment at $ 125 million. The aid package includes a mobile radar system and military patrol boats, which are equipped with 30-millimeter automatic guns.
On 31 January it became known that the White house decided not to cut military aid to Ukraine under the state Department. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo at a meeting with the then Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko said that Kiev will receive from Washington full support in the fight against “Russian aggression”.