The US is not cut the military budget to help Ukraine.

США не урезали военный бюджет на помощь Украине, - Чалый

The bill of the house of representatives of the United States, providing Ukraine with $ 150 million. military aid, only a part of the previously approved 350 million total aid budget of the Pentagon, and the rest will be allocated after October 1, 2017. This explanation was given on Friday in Washington the 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. to be provided before 1 October of the current year”, – said the Ukrainian diplomat.

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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” – said the Ukrainian Ambassador.

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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 the Ukrainian Ambassador.

We will remind, the Committee on appropriations of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress have prepared a bill which provides for the transfer of Ukraine $ 150 million. for military purposes. This is stated in the text of the document.

According to the document, it is proposed to transfer funds until September 30, 2017. The purposes for which to send the money, include training of the Ukrainian military, the purchase of equipment, as well as defensive weapons.

In addition, members of Congress are ready to allocate funds to different types of support, including army and national security forces of Ukraine.

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