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 US Senate approves $350 million aid to Ukraine under 2017 defense budget

The National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017 provides for the allocation of $350 million in security assistance to Ukraine in 2017.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. press service.

"The U.S. Senate has finalized consideration and following the House passed the consolidated National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017," the message reads.

According to the bill, from amounts authorized to be provided for security assistance to Ukraine, including lethal assistance, up to $350 million shall be available for fiscal year 2017, a $50 million increase from $300 million authorized in NDAA, 2016

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Ukraine security assistance and intelligence support has been expanded to include equipment and technical assistance to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine for the purpose of developing a comprehensive border surveillance network for Ukraine, as well as training for staff officers and senior leadership of the military.

The document is now headed for signing by the U.S. president.

 
 
 
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