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USA does not exclude that in the future will provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of the Pentagon Jeff Davis, reports the Star Tribune.

Thus in the Ministry of defence of the USA has said that plans to provide lethal weapons are evaluated in each case.

“In the past we did not give Ukraine lethal defensive weapons, but we also do not exclude the possibility to do so in future”, – said the representative of the Pentagon.

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Note that the draft Federal budget of the United States in the 2018 financial year provides assistance to Ukraine for various programs totaling approximately $ 350 million., including the possibility of granting Ukraine lethal weapons for defense purposes .

In accordance with the promulgated budget request, for fiscal year 2018 the total amount of funds for programmes of assistance to Ukraine on the line of the state Department and USAID amounts to almost 204 million dollars. These funds provided for the implementation of programmes in the health sector, support economic growth and promote structural reforms in Ukraine.
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We will remind, the White house proposed on may 22, the budget for the 2018 fiscal year with a volume of 4.1 trillion dollars.

The document States that “the budget should make the safety of Americans the number one priority.., the budget focuses on national and public security”. “In 2018, defense spending will increase by 54 billion dollars, which kompensiruet through targeted reductions in other programs,” the document says.

For example, $ 1.5 billion is proposed to increase the costs associated with the detention and deportation of illegal migrants. In addition, $ 1.5 billion will be spent on security are important to U.S. computer systems.

At the same time, the US plans to spend in fiscal year 2018 compared to 2017 29.1% less than the Department of State and “other international programs”. According to The Wall Street Journal, this decision will affect the provision of assistance to such countries as Ukraine, Pakistan, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Colombia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

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