The chamber authorized the U.S. Congress is unwilling to consider the draft law on the supply Kiev defensive weapons As a separate document but may be included in the military budget for the 2016 financial year, or part of other expenditure items, said a source in the device of the Department of the house of U.S. military might.
The authors of the document were made by the Head of Department, Republican Mack Thornberry and senior Democrat of the division of Adam Smith." the draft law will not be considered as a separate text. Currently it is not clear whether he will be part of the defense budget or similar allocations, " he said, reports the news Agency.
According to his statement, the subcommittees begin work on the budget later this month. While Thornberry said that "the head of Department is convinced about" the realization of this idea." however, the spirit of the bill requires that these funds were spent on lethal assistance, " concluded the source. According to the text of the bill, the Secretary of defense is given the right, coordinating actions with the Secretary of state, " to provide assistance, as well as among them the training, equipment, weapons defensive assignment, logistic support, procurement, maintenance, technical support to the army and security forces of Ukraine ". The Minister of defense will be able to do so until 30 September 2017. It is proposed to allocate $ 1 billion. The draft law is scheduled at the Committee of the house international relations and military power. Remember, March 31, the Head of the Ministry of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak at a meeting with delegation of the U.S. Congress agreed on the future provision of military assistance to Kiev and asked Washington to provide system intelligence and communication. In addition, the resolution calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to send weapons to Ukraine was adopted on 24 March, the Chamber authorized the U.S. Congress yesterday. While in Congress have suggested that Obama may not approve adopted by the Chamber authorized the U.S. Congress resolution. We will also stress that on March 26, Ukraine received the 1st batch of military vehicles Humvee. In General the US plan to supply Kiev 230 such vehicles, other vehicles must do in the next 45 days. As said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Humvee will be equipped with weapons and sent into the zone of "special operations" in the Donbass.