U.S. Defense Budget with $350 million for Ukraine sent to Trump for signature

The U.S. defense budget for 2018, which provides $350 million to help Ukraine in security matters, has been sent to the U.S. President for signature, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

"The U.S. Senate approved a bill for the U.S. budget for 2018 military spending, which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. Congress approved the bill, which was then sent to the U.S. President for his signature,” the report states.

“This bill authorizes that our country can be provided with lethal weapons of a defensive nature and significantly expands the parameters of the United States’ support of Ukraine in the field of security and defense. In particular, the bill includes provisions that allow the use of U.S. defense budget funds for wounded Ukrainian servicemen to be treated in United States medical institutions, training of Ukrainian medical specialists, as well as strengthening the capabilities of the air and naval forces of our state,” the statement of the Ukrainian Embassy reads.

“For the first time at a legislative level, it has been proposed to provide Ukraine with such defensive means as radar air defense and surveillance over the sea, naval anti-mine equipment, and coastal and Coast Guard ships,” reported the embassy.

Earlier, Congress approved the U.S. military budget bill for 2018, which provides for the allocation of money to supply defensive lethal weapons to Ukraine.

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