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 US Congress considers possibility to provide additionall military assistance to Ukraine

The U.S. Congress intends to contine providing military assidtance to Ukraine to counter the Russian aggression.

This was said at the briefing with the participation of representatives of the Ukrainian and U.S. authorities in Washington on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

" During the discussion the congressional representatives reiterated their continuous support for Ukraine, namely, Congressman Duncan Hunter underscored his effort to assist the Ukrainian armed forces, as embedded in the draft Ukrainian Warefighter Assistance Act, " the statement of the embassy of Ukraine in the United States reads.

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The draft Ukrainian Warefighter Assistance Act sponsored by Duncan Hunter was introduced in the House of Representatives back in Dec. 2015. The draft amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to further enhance the assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine to defend against further aggression by Russia and Russian-backed separatists against Ukraine, and for other purposes.

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Besides, Ambassador of Ukraine in the U.S. Valerii Chalyi called for further support to Ukraine from the United States, in particular through continuation and increase of train-and-equip programs as well as providing defense equipment to Ukraine. The participants also discussed ways to counteract to propaganda and cyber challenges.

 
 
 
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