The US cut military aid to Ukraine – Ambassador

США не урезали военную помощь Украине – посол

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly

Valeriy Chaly says that the reasons for concern.

The bill of the house of representatives of the United States, providing Ukraine with $ 150 million in military aid, only a part of the previously approved $ 350 million for these purposes in the budget of the Pentagon. The rest of the money will be allocated after October 1, 2017. About this zajavil Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly, reports UKRINFORM.

“There is a budget 2017 – the current act, which set a $ 350 million assistance (Ukraine – ed.) in the 2017 fiscal year. Next (in the legislative process of the United States – ed.) decisions to implement this decision. What is seen now is $ 150 million, which will be provided prior to October 1 of the current year”, – Chaly.

Other funds provided 350 million, he said, will arrive after 1 Oct.

“That is, those 350 million (in the U.S. defense budget on support of Ukraine – ed.). Therefore, it is a technical question, there are no changes in attitudes”, – the diplomat said.

However, he drew attention to the fact that in addition to assistance from the Pentagon, there is also support for Ukraine’s programme of the US state Department. They also can be spent in installments over the next year. In this regard, the representative of Ukraine stressed the importance of programs that are provided by these tools is not slowed down.

“All figures should be perceived through the understanding of the decision-making processes in the United States. As for this case, worry not yet”, – said Chaly.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe Committee on appropriations of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress have prepared a bill which provides for the transfer of Ukraine to $ 150 million for the acquisition of weapons other than MANPADS. These funds are offered to spend up to 30 September, i.e. before the end of the 2017 financial year.

Earlier it was reported that the question of deliveries to Ukraine of lethal weapons from the United States can be revisited after the election of the American President.