Ukraine may get $200 million U.S. in 2019 to strengthen the defense

In the draft Federal budget of the United States to 2019 provides for the granting Ukraine $200 million for strengthening security and defense, reports the Embassy of Ukraine in USA in the social network Facebook.

“These funds will be used for giving our country of military vehicles and equipment, other equipment and military services, logistics support, intelligence support of the Armed forces and security forces of Ukraine”, – reads the statement of the Embassy.

The Ministry stressed that in comparison with the budget request 2018 proposed amount of aid for security of the Ukrainian state increased by $50 million in the United States.

“The draft budget 2019 Ukraine included in a small list of countries that will receive assistance for security and also program of the Department of State, “International military financing” (Foreign Military Financing, FMF),” – said the Ukrainian Embassy .

It is noted that the budget request must undergo review and discussion in the us Congress where it is subject to changes and additions.

“The final volumes of aid to Ukraine will be known after the completion of the entire process of the document, which is now at the initial stage,” – said Ukrainian diplomats.

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