The 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 an additional $250 million, according to Politico, citing a senior administration official.
According to the source, trump wants to ensure the priority of the interests of the United States, when it comes to foreign aid, and seeks assurance that other countries “pay their fair share”.
He noted that 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.
As reported in the 2019 financial year, lawmakers 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.