The U.S. will continue to provide military and other assistance to Ukraine, despite the decision of the head of the White house Barack Hussein Obama to veto the defense budget project 2016, said at the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA.
"It should be noted that even in the case of non-entry into force of the act and other components of the U.S. budget for 2016, military and other assistance to Ukraine will continue, because in such a case will be introduced so-called "resolution that lasts" ( "continuing resolution" ), which will take in the subsequent year is the amount of financial expenditure in the 2015 budget, "- said in the report, RIA " Novosti ". On Thursday the head of Barack Obama, as expected, vetoed a draft defense budget for 2016. The draft law Also stipulated that from 612 billion in total budget expenditures is planned to allocate 300 million dollars to provide assistance to Ukraine in military and intelligence cooperation, including military weapons, ammunition, drones, anti-tank weapons and mortars. To expend these funds, and if so, in what way, have to decide jointly the Ministry of defense and the U.S. Department of state. Obama did not want to sign the document, despite the fact that it was adopted by both houses of Congress. According to the President, textdocument suggests the growth of military spending, supposedly for $ 90 billion in the coming fiscal year without the conclusion of broader budget agreements between 2 parties in Congress.