The U.S. Congress plans to provide military assistance to Ukraine in fiscal year 2018, said the head of the Committee on armed Il, house of representatives, U.S. Congress MEK Thornbury, reports The Hill.

According to the statement of M. Thornbury the U.S. Department of defense funds to counter the threats from Russia and North Korea.

“It (the bill – if) will include military assistance to Ukraine and call for the administration to provide lethal aid to the Ukrainians could defend themselves from the aggression that goes to them from the East”, – said M. Thornbury.

The newspaper notes that the bill we are talking about allocation to Ukraine of the “million” to train and equip the army.

In addition, the Congressman noted that the draft law introduced a number of elements designed to “further strengthen our commitment to NATO and Ukraine .”