Amendments on supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons included by Congress in the military draft law of the budget, writes the print edition of the new York times.
The amendments made by the Senate, provided for the transfer to Kiev anti-tank missile systems, mortars, grenade launchers and ammunition. Proposed by legislators rules also will not allow the administration to spend more than half of the 300 million dollars allocated for assistance to Ukraine, if 20% of this aid will not be reserved for offensive weapons, emphasizes the print edition. Similar measures were adopted by the commissioners chamber of Congress, reports RIA " Novosti ". The U.S. is already providing assistance to Ukraine, supplying non-lethal military goods (machinery and equipment), but the White house opposes the supply of offensive weapons, so As suggested, because it increases the likelihood of bringing to the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass. 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. Fifteen of may the Committee on military power of the us Congress approved the allocation of Ukraine 300 million dollars of military aid. 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.