Contents tagged with US Congress

  • US senate to change its policy on providing Ukraine with weapons

    The US administration is coming close to changing its policy on supplying Ukraine with defensive weaponry, said Republican Senator Jim Inhofe during a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services devoted to approving the new US Defense Ministry officials, Voice of America reports.

    “Under the previous presidential administration, the US did not plan to send Ukraine defensive weapons, but now this is changing,” Inhofe said while addressing John Rood, a candidate for the position of …

  • US Congress approved allocation of $350 million of military assistance to Ukraine

    The draft of the US defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year assumes that $350 million will be allocated to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The details of the document approved by the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees are posted on the Senate Committee’s website.

    "The NDAA ( National Defense Authorization Act) authorizes $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine, including defensive lethal assistance. The legislation restricts half of these funds …

  • Head of Kaspersky Lab agreed to testify before US Congress

    Yevgeny Kaspersky, the head of the company that bears his name, agreed to speak before the US Congress at the invitation of US lawmakers, as reported by Reuters, citing a letter from Kaspersky.

    "I appreciate and accept the invitation to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and if I can get an expedited visa, I look forward to publicly addressing the allegations made against my company and its products," Kaspersky wrote.

    The topic of …

  • Poroshenko urges U.S. Congress to increase aid to Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with a delegation of the U.S. Congress led by Harold Rogers, the head of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, as reported on the web site of the Ukrainian President.

    Poroshenko called for considering the possibility of increasing appropriations for assistance programs for Ukraine related to security issues, including the provision of defense-related weapons and the treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainian servicemen. …

  • Republicans and Democrats in US Congress agree on broader sanctions against Russia

    Representatives of the US Congress announced on Saturday that a group of Republican and Democratic legislators of both chambers had reached an agreement on new sanctions against the Russian regime.

    According to CNN and the Associated Press, this is a new, much broader package of measures designed to deter Moscow from secret interference in the US electoral system, as well as a US reaction to the continued activity of the Russian government in military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria

    The second- …