The budget of the United States in 2017, defense includes $350 million of assistance to Ukraine in the security sector

President Barack Obama signed the budget of the United States for 2017 to the needs of national defense, which helps Ukraine in the field of security increased to $350 million.

“Estimates of aid to the security of Ukraine in fiscal year 2017 is increased, compared to the $300 million pledged in the same document for 2016”, – stated in the message of Embassy of Ukraine in USA on the page in “Facebook”.

The document envisages to allocate funds for providing assistance to Ukraine in the security sphere, including with lethal defense weapons. The list of types of assistance extended by the inclusion of funds and technical support for the development of an integrated system of monitoring of the state border of Ukraine, as well as assistance in the preparation of staff officers and military high command of the APU.

As reported, signed by the President of the United States a bill for defense policy provides for the limitation of military cooperation with Russia . The law in 2017, the defense Department is allocated a budget of $611 billion Of which $3.4 billion will be aimed at “containing Russia”.

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