Ukraine may get additional $660 mln of U.S. assistance
In a new bill registered in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress the American legislators suggest allocating the additional $660 million in assistance for Ukraine, as reported by Ukraine Today.
The document titled "Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes" states that "not less than USD 337,857,000 shall be made available for assistance for Ukraine," according to Ukraine Today.
In addition to the amounts abovementioned "up to USD 325,608,000 shall be made available for assistance for Ukraine, including for the cost of loan guarantees," the bill says.
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The U.S. lawmaker stressed that "none of the funds appropriated by the Act may be made available for assistance for the central government of a country that has taken affirmative steps intended to support or be supportive of the Russian Federation annexation of Crimea."
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