The head of Barack Obama disagreed with the bill on military expenditures for the 2016 financial year, which provides military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 300 million dollars, said in the White house.
handling the administration on the issue of a bill developed in the Senate Committee on military power under the leadership of Republican John McCain, noting that it "strongly object" to the so-called " offers assistance to Ukraine in the field of security ", reports news Agency.
The paragraph in the document provides that all 300 million dollars allocated for military assistance to Kiev, have the opportunity to be used only if More than 20% of this amount will go towards the purchase of arms " or counterbattery radars ". Otherwise permitted to spend less than half of the allocated funds. The White house emphasizes that the document will be signed in your own current form, " senior presidential advisers will recommend he veto it "." Such limits twisting of the hands of the administration in the process of providing military assistance to the government of Ukraine. A decision on these issues should take the Executive branch ", - told in the administrative and budget office of the White house. The Ministry also called for at least 30 individual articles of the bill that raised serious objections from the Obama administration. Among them is a prohibition on the use of funds for closure of the prison for terrorists at the military base of Guantanamo in Cuba, the implementation of a number of projects in the field of missile defense, program parts procurement of weapons systems, the timing of the notification of Congress about Russia's proposals on the use of new equipment In the exercise of observation flights under the Treaty on open skies. The draft law on military expenditures of the USA in the 2016 financial year until was not discussed at the General meeting of Senate. However, the House of commissioners has adopted its version of this document is to provide assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 200 million dollars. These funds are able to be used, for example, for the supply of "defensive weapons" to Kiev. In General variant of the lower house of Congress is not satisfied with the Obama administration. The lawmakers decided to allocate in 2016 for military purposes almost 612 billion, and among them, 89, 2 billion on operations abroad - in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The latter amount to 38 billion higher than the request prepared by the White house and the Pentagon. At the same time, lawmakers did not support the President, who proposed to abandon the agreed first to budgetary constraints not only on military but also civilian programs. Lawmakers from both chambers still need through conciliation Commission to resolve differences and to develop a compromise version of the defense budget, which will have an additional valaisiana. First official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that Moscow is concerned about reports of the US intention to directly or indirectly initiate the transfer of the Kyiv modern weapons. The foreign Ministry said that military training from the U.S. Ukrainians possession of weapons and appliances of the Western sample can be regarded as the 1st step to supplies to Ukraine modern American weapons. Remember, April 17 Friday, the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette said that about 300 paratroopers of the 173rd brigade USA came to Ukraine to study Ukrainian military. While U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, that training the Ukrainian national guard U.S. military " fully transparent ".