Poroshenko calls on U.S. Congress to facilitate lethal aid to Ukraine

23:10, 30 August 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his Wednesday meeting with the U.S. Congress delegation in Kyiv urged the legislators to consider an opportunity of increasing allocations for the program of security assistance to the Ukrainian state, including the provision of defensive armaments, as well as treatment and rehabilitation of the Ukrainian servicemen, Poroshenko’s press service reports.


Addressing the delegation headed by chairman of the subcommittee on foreign affairs, foreign operations and related programs of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives of the Congress Harold Rogers,

Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the U.S. Congress for the leading role in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Particularly, he noted a favorable position of the representatives of the Committee on allocations in the issue of the allocation of funds for the programs of support of Ukraine in the draft budget of the United States for 2018.

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The congressmen congratulated Ukraine on the upcoming entry into force of the Association Agreement with the EU.

The members of the Congress assured that they would continue supporting Ukraine politically and financially in its struggle for the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the reformist efforts of the Ukrainian government.

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