U.S. approves nearly $700 mln in aid to Ukraine

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed bipartisan, bicameral Appropriations legislation approving $698 million for security and foreign assistance for Ukraine in 2020.

This is $2.3 million more than in fiscal year 2019, according to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus and a senior Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

“This support for Ukraine is more important than ever. With this Congressional action, we expect this vital assistance in the amount and timeframe mandated will help that beleaguered nation in its fight to turn back Russian aggression,” she said in a statement on Wednesday, December 18.

She stressed that every day, brave Ukrainian men and women fight to defend their country’s sovereignty and Europe’s eastern flank from Russia.

Kaptur also stressed that the U.S. Congress must never allow the current administration led by President Donald Trump, or any administration, “to illegally withhold such assistance again.”

© 2019 Ukrinform News

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