USA will allocate for the defense of Ukraine $100 million − Poltorak

США выделят на оборону Украины $100 млн − Полторак

The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak

After analyzing the reform of the Ukrainian army and the law on national security Washington in the near future will provide financial assistance to the Ukrainian army.

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak announced that the United States will soon give Ukraine $ 100 million assistance for the strengthening the defense. He stated on July 16 at the air ISTV, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“The Minister of defense after the adoption (in Ukraine − ed.) of the law on national security, after the analysis of the reform of Ukraine stressed that in the near future the United States will assist Ukraine to strengthen the defense capability of the Ukrainian army for the supply of weapons, machinery and equipment at $ 100 million,” − said Poltorak, speaking about the results of the NATO summit.

According to him, the summit also discussed changing the format of interaction, deliberation − for specific help.

“For example, the British defense Secretary will be visiting us in October and we are considering the question of supply of equipment for the APU. Defense Minister of Canada − we’ve already signed several contracts for the supply of weapons to Ukraine. With the Minister of defence of Poland we have close military-technical cooperation and the issues of creation and preparation of a joint brigade Litpolukrbrig”, − said the head of the defense Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that the US defense budget in 2019, approved by the Senate, provides for the allocation of assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 200 million. In the military budget for the year 2018, the amount of aid to Kiev is $ 350 million.

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