U.S. to sell Ukraine patrol boats, guns, sensors worth $600 mln The sale is expected to help deter Russia from muscling Ukraine in the contested Kerch Strait and key ports along the Azov Sea.
23:10, 17 June 2020
Reuters: Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze resigns Leaked emails between McCusker and the Office of Management and Budget showed she had repeatedly raised concerns about Trump's hold on Ukraine security assistance.
12:42, 17 June 2020
Pentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms – CNN The package is the second half of the $250 million in Ukraine Security Assistance that was appropriated by Congress in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
10:00, 28 May 2020
U.S. to provide additional military aid to Ukraine including armed patrol boats – CNN The Department of Defense neither confirms nor denies this information.
13:31, 07 March 2020
Bloomberg: Trump ousts Pentagon policy chief linked to Ukraine-aid saga Trump wished Rood well in a tweet.
21:55, 19 February 2020
CNN: Pentagon officials stunned by White House decision to block Ukraine aid, new emails show The documents are linked to communications and meetings from July and August last year related to the aid freeze that was at the center of efforts to impeach Trump.
14:20, 06 February 2020
White House to propose keeping Ukraine aid intact in new budget – media The money at issue comes from two programs: one administered by the Pentagon, and the other by the State Department.
09:27, 31 January 2020
U.S. may provide Ukraine with up to US$700 mln in aid in 2020 – envoy Yelchenko said US$250 million in military aid had already been allocated.
10:21, 15 January 2020
Pentagon to pay Ukraine all military aid by year-end – media More than $35 million of the roughly $400 million in aid to Ukraine has not been released to the country.
10:24, 21 November 2019
LA Times: $35 mln in Pentagon aid hasn't reached Ukraine, despite White House assurances The continued holdup of a portion of the assistance could undermine a key Republican argument throughout the impeachment inquiry.
13:42, 20 November 2019
Pentagon official testifies Trump directed Ukraine aid freeze – media Asked if the president was authorized to order that type of hold, Laura Cooper said there were concerns that he wasn’t.
09:00, 12 November 2019
U.S. Department of Defense outlines five key points of defense cooperation with Ukraine Since 2014, the United States has allocated over US$1.6 billion in aid for Ukraine's security sector.
22:50, 08 November 2019
Pentagon calls for strengthening civilian control over Ukraine Army – NSDC The NSDC secretary reaffirmed Ukraine's interest in reforming its defense industry in accordance with the best Western standards.
09:00, 07 November 2019
Pentagon says unable to share documents on holding of military aid to Ukraine Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani will not be cooperating with the impeachment inquiry either.
11:30, 16 October 2019
U.S. defense secretary on military aid to Ukraine: DoD gets most money on time Esper was asked whether U.S. President Donald Trump had ever explained to him why he had decided to go against the Pentagon's decision and hold up the aid.
21:32, 13 October 2019
Unrestricted by nuclear treaty, Pentagon chief threatens Russia with new weapons – media The new launch systems, capable of adapting to nuclear weapons, threaten a new arms race, analysts fear.
14:22, 03 August 2019
VOA: Mark Esper sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a vote of 90-8.
11:40, 24 July 2019
Ukraine's NSDC secretary meets U.S. defense officials to discuss cooperation The parties agreed that the developments in the Black Sea area are posing a threat to the security of not only Ukraine but also the entire Euro-Atlantic region.
18:30, 08 July 2019
U.S. to deploy more arms to Middle East The deployment includes more Patriot missile defenses.
12:43, 20 June 2019