The new project of the U.S. defense budget for the 2016 financial year was approved in the Senate Committee on military power of the us Congress, the document provides for the allocation of Ukraine the military aid in the amount of 300 million dollars.
The draft defense budget, which will amount to 612 billion, supported 22 senators voted against it and 4 of the legislator. Head of Department Republican John Sidney McCain (Arizona) welcomed the results of the secret ballot and called the Project "reform" with " overwhelming bipartisan support ", reports news Agency.
The project, for example, requires the U.S. Department of defense to reduce its own governing staff by 30% over the next 4 years. It also provides for mechanisms to ensure that the administration of the USA range of opportunities to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Thus, the Project requires the White house to submit a plan for closing the prison, which would then be sent to the counting of votes in Congress. When the house of representatives and the Senate will support this plan, the prison will be closed. McCain called the proposal a " compromise of both parties ". The project also provides $ 600 million for the Pentagon program to train the Syrian opposition. In addition, it commits the U.S. Department of defense to inform Congress about the process of learning. Discussion of the draft in the Senate will continue in the coming months. At the end of April the same authorized Committee of the house blessed the military budget for the 2016 financial year, which contains the publication on the provision of military assistance to Ukraine." in the Draft law, for example, included a provision about providing lethal assistance to defense of Ukraine ", - it is specified in the explanatory material. For this purpose it is expected to allocate 200 million dollars. Before the Committee of military power USA blessed the Draft law, envisaging the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine. While the U.S. Congress has reduced the planned appropriations for military assistance to Ukraine five times. On 24 March a resolution calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to send weapons to Ukraine was adopted by the chamber authorized the U.S. Congress. The head of Barack Obama as long as procrastinating. As said, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state on problems of Eurasia and Europe, Victoria Nuland, the US have opportunity to send lethal weapons to Ukraine in the event of a new outbreak of violence in the country. At the same time White house press Secretary Eric Schultz recognized that, in the opinion of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, Ukraine will only lead to more violence. In the Russian capital act very quickly against delivery of American weapons to Ukraine, saying it would pose a danger to the Russian Federation.