Obama signed US defense bill provisioning $300 mln in aid to Ukraine


U.S. President Barack Obama signed the country's defense bill after Congress passed it by an overwhelming margin.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing Sky News.

The bill provides for allocating $300 mln in aid to Ukraine, including $50 mln on lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.

The signing has been welcomed by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who reacted with a Twitter post: "Thank you President Obama for powerful military aid to Ukraine! This is an example of partner solidarity and support."

Ukraine's Ambassador to U.S. Valerii Chalyi also commented on it: "This is a clear signal stressing the unified position of the Administration and the U.S. Congress in the matter of Ukraine's support in its struggle with the continuous Russian military aggression," he wrote.

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