Trump signs Pentagon's budget for 2019 providing for $250 mln in security assistance to Ukraine

12:55, 29 September 2018
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"The Pentagon's draft budget for 2019, which provides for an increase in assistance for Ukraine's security needs to $250 million, has come into force. U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the bill on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019, previously approved by the U.S. Congress," the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States wrote on Facebook.

As reported, the sum is 50 million higher than the allocations of the 2018 budget for relevant financial aid programs for Ukraine.

Earlier, the Pentagon's draft budget for 2019 was supported by the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress.

According to the document, $250 million is to be allocated, among other things, for military exercises, the provision of military equipment, lethal weapons and logistics support, and the replacement of previously provided weapons or military goods. The list also includes reconnaissance support of Ukraine's armed security forces.

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