The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the head of the White house Barack Obama for a "strong military support" to which the new defense budget of the US provided 300 million dollars.
"Thank you President Obama for strong military assistance to Ukraine! This is an example of a partnership of solidarity and support ", - wrote Poroshenko in his own microblog on Twitter. The white house on Wednesday said Obama signed the congressional defense budget for 2016. The law provides the authorization for spending on assistance to Ukraine arms in the amount of 300 million dollars, if the administration deems It necessary. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin had previously stated that it is not aware of the reasons for the decision, opening the way to supply Kyiv with lethal weapons at the moment in the Donbas ended the fighting, and almost no attacks.