U.S. Senate approved bill on supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine


The U.S. Senate approved a bill allowing $500 million to support Ukraine in the defence area, and to provide it with lethal weapons for defense purposes.

It was announced by the president of the country Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page.

“For the first time at the legislative level it was proposed to provide Ukraine with such defensive means as: radars for air defense and surveillance over the water surface; naval anti-mine means; ships of coastal action and coast guard,” said Poroshenko.

Earlier, speaking at the West Point military academy, Poroshenko said that Ukraine appreciates “the fact that the United States stands shoulder to shoulder” with Kiev.

On Monday the U.S. Senate approved a bill allowing to spend $700 billion on U.S. defense.

It was noted that the bill contains providing military support for Ukraine, as well as treating wounded Ukrainian soldiers in U.S. military institutions.

The New York Times notes that the bill provides for the allocation of military aid in the amount of $500 million to Ukraine, which also includes weapons.

The House of Representatives has already approved these amendments.

Source: tvrain.ru