Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not know anything about the decision of the US Senate to allocate $500 million to support Ukraine in the sphere of security and defense.
He noted that the information came from Kyiv; Washington did not make any statements. "This is a matter of bilateral Ukrainian-American relations in terms of providing loans," Peskov said.
He stressed that Russia has repeatedly opposed the provision of lethal weapons to Kyiv, since this would only aggravate the situation in the Donbas and interfere with the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
On Monday, September 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that the US Senate had passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 in which it is expected to allocate $500 million to support Ukraine in the sphere of security and defense.