U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, authorizing $250 million in security assistance for Ukraine.
"The NDAA will strengthen the efforts of the United States to bolster the defenses of its European partners, including $250 million dedicated to security assistance for Ukraine," the White House said in a statement.
It is reported the NDAA provides for the total amount of $716 billion for national defense. It authorizes end strengths of 487,500 in the Army; 335,400 in the Navy; 186,100 in the Marine Corps; and 329,100 in the Air Force. The NDAA also authorizes $7.6 billion to procure 77 F-35 fighter jets and $24.1 billion to fund the construction of 13 new battle force ships and accelerates funding for several future ships.