U.S. to allocate $20 mln for Ukraine Army training, nonlethal aid
U.S. President Barack Obama delegated to the Secretary of State the authority to provide aid for Ukraine totaling $20 million in defense articles, military education and training, according to the Memorandum published on the White House’s website.
“I hearby delegate <…> the authority to direct the drawdown of up to $20 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense and military education and training to provide assistance for the Government of Ukraine,” reads the Memorandum.
Up to $1.5 million in nonlethal commodities and services from any agency of the United States Government are also to be drawn, according to the signed document.
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