A bipartisan group of senators appealed to the administration of U.S. President with a request to provide Ukraine with $250 million in aid in the field of security, local media reported.
“This funding is critical to the long-term stability of Ukraine and has the constant support and approval of the U.S. Congress, which allocated the funds. We urge you to instruct the defense Ministry to immediately allocate these funds,” – said in a letter to senators, the head of the presidential administration Mick Mulvaney.
“In fact, Ukraine continues daily to fight on their Eastern border against Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and more than 10 thousand Ukrainian soldiers and civilians died in this war,” they write.
According to them, U.S. aid to security has helped “turn the tide of the conflict.”
They note that it is necessary to continue the protection “of the sovereign territory of the new country”.
Among the authors of letters to Republican senators Rob Portman, Ron Johnson, and Democrats Jeanne Shaheen, dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal.
Earlier, Politico, citing a senior administration official reported that US President Donald trump has asked his national security team to revise the program of assistance to Ukraine in security, under which Washington intends to allocate $250 million.
Among those involved in addressing the issue of financial security of Ukraine, Minister of defense mark Esper and Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton.
2019 fiscal year, the legislature allocated $250 million in aid in the field of security, including money for weapons, training, equipment and intelligence support. In particular, the U.S. Congress allocated $50 million for service.