Barack Obama signed U.S. 2016 defense budget that among other things will provide a $300 million assistance for Ukraine.
The revised law signed on November 25, 2015 assigning $300 million for Ukraine forces, includes $50 million that may be used for lethal defensive arms.
As a reminder, the budget stipulates $300 million in defense and security assistance to Ukraine. These funds may be used to train Ukrainian servicemen, to transfer intelligence data, non-lethal or lethal weapons.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has already thanked U.S. leader Barack Obama for the military aid on his Twitter page, describing it as an example of partnership, solidarity and support.