U.S. Senate proposes US$300 mln for Ukraine's security in 2020
The United States Senate proposes that funding to be allocated for Ukraine's security in 2020 be increased to US$300 million.
"The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a draft National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, which authorized the allocation of US$300 million for the Pentagon to provide Ukraine with security assistance, which will be US$50 million more than this year's appropriations. Of this amount, US$100 million should be allocated for lethal types of weapons alone," the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States said on Facebook on May 23.
What is more, the document proposes expanding U.S. assistance in strengthening the defense capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by incorporating coastal defenses and anti-ship missiles.
The National Defense Authorization Act will come into force after it is adopted by the Senate and the House of Representatives and signed by the President of the United States.
"We are sincerely grateful to the Armed Services Committee for this important decision aimed at strengthening U.S. security and military assistance to the Ukrainian state in the fight against ongoing Russian aggression," the Ukrainian embassy said.