The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorakov: RIA Novosti
The Pentagon has provided Ukraine $ 200 million for the development of the defense sector. This is stated in the Facebook account of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.
“The United States has decided to allocate Ukraine $ 200 million for strengthening security and defense in the 2018 budget year. These funds will be used to provide our country of military vehicles and equipment, other equipment and military services, logistics and training of the Armed forces of Ukraine”, — is told in the message. The Embassy noted that this step clearly shows the consistent position of the United States for supporting Ukraine against “Russian aggression”.
In the Pentagon stressed that in 2014, the U.S. allocated for defense of Ukraine more than one billion dollars, reports CNN. The structure of the Ministry of defense of the United States have already started to conclude contracts for the supply of military equipment.
On 12 July it became known that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law allowing the state defense enterprises cannot repay the debt to the Russian buyers. The law applies to enterprises, included in the state concern “Ukroboronprom”, which are unable to supply their products to Russia due to sanctions imposed by Petro Poroshenko.
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