US senators and Zelensky discussed military aid

Сенаторы США и Зеленский обсудили военную помощь

Zelensky met with senators Johnson and Murphy

If the allocation of US $250 million for the security sector of Ukraine is not going to happen because of the end of the fiscal year, it will be in 2020, said Senator Johnson.

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky met with senators of the United States Ronald Johnson and Christopher Murphy. About it reports a press-service of the President of Ukraine.

After the meeting Senator Ron Johnson at a briefing with my colleague Senator Murphy said that if the allocation of $250 million of financial assistance to Ukraine in the security sphere the US is not going to happen because of the end of the fiscal year, it will happen in 2020.

“My colleagues and I met with President trump, we sent him a letter in which it is argued that in this financial year the money was used for the provision of assistance to Ukraine. If this does not happen, my colleague Chris Murphy in the budget Committee, and we are confident that we will make a decision on the granting of this financial assistance in the next fiscal 2020 year”, – the words of Johnson Interfax-Ukraine.

Johnson pointed out that the provision of military assistance to Ukraine repeatedly adopted unanimously by the U.S. Congress.

“And now, given the fact that we have completed a financial year, whether this decision made depends on the time factor, because we are at the end of the financial year,” he explained.

The Senator stressed that the support of the Ukrainian people from the United States is “solid and inviolable”.

As reported from Zelensky, during the meeting, the President noted the strong support of both chambers of Congress. He thanked the senators within the Senate of the Ukrainian Caucus, for their personal contribution to the formation of this support.

“I want to thank our strategic partner the U.S. for their constant support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” said Zelensky.

The parties also discussed cooperation in the field of energy security, in particular stressed the importance of diversification deliveries to Ukraine energy through building their supply from US.

The sides discussed the implementation of reforms in Ukraine. Zelensky, in particular, intends to offer active reform in the security sector and defense of Ukraine to NATO standards.

We will remind, on August 29 it became known that the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to conduct a review of military assistance to Ukraine.

According to CNN, the American administration over the last few weeks have expressed their intention to stop providing $ 250 million for military assistance to Ukraine, but the final decision is still pending.

Upon review of the package of military assistance to Kiev, the Pentagon has argued for its retention.

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