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 Ukraine to receive $560M of US assistance in 2017

The U.S. Congress approved the 2017 consolidated appropriations act allotting at least $560 million of assistance to Ukraine.

Ukrainian embassy to the United States said, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Ukraine highly values the bilateral support of the United States Congress! The Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 under which not less than $560 million shall be made available for assistance for Ukraine. The bill is now headed to the U.S. president for signature," the embassy said.

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The document envisages assistance to Ukraine in the amount of at least $560,465,000 including $410,465,000 to be spent on various assistance programs and $150 million under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

The U.S. Congress also approved the allocation of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $150 million. The document stipulates that these funds will be available to the Pentagon in order to provide Ukraine with military support including provision of defensive lethal weapons and hardware, logistics support, intelligence support of the Ukrainian army and national security forces, training of Ukrainian armed forces personnel and other programs.

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