Poroshenko thanks U.S. for signing Consolidated Appropriations Act with increased aid to Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump for signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act for the financial year 2018, which foresees $620.7 million in disbursements to Ukraine.
"This is not only a powerful and timely signal that once again witnessed the unwavering bipartisan support for Ukraine's progress through democratic changes, but also real practical assistance in strengthening the defense potential of our state when the Ukrainian people defend their land and their independence," Poroshenko wrote on Facebook.
"The most effective way to stop an aggressor is to assure him of readiness for a worthy defense and to repel any attack, as well as the consistent position of reliable allies, which is an invisible shield that reduces the aggressor's appetite," he said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act for the financial year 2018, which foresees $620.7 million in disbursements to Ukraine.