Expenditure on arms deliveries to Kiev can enter the US budget for 2016

The House of Representatives of the US Congress will not consider the bill on deliveries Kiev defensive weapons as a separate document - it can either enter the military budget for 2016 fiscal year, or form part of other expenditure items. About this Tass source in the House Committee on Armed Services.

The authors of the document were made by the head of the committee, Republican Mac Thornberry and senior Democrat Committee Adam Smith. “The bill will not be considered as a separate text. It is not clear whether it will be part of the defense budget appropriations or similar,” - he said. According to him, the subcommittees will work on the budget later this month. In this case, the spokesman noted that “the chairman of the committee convinced of the need” to implement this idea. “Anyway, the spirit of the bill requires that these funds were spent on lethal aid”, - concluded the source.

According to the text of the bill, the Minister of Defense of the United States are given the right to coordinate actions with the Secretary of State, “to provide assistance, including training, equipment, weapons of a defensive purpose, logistic support, supplies, maintenance, technical support of the army and security forces of Ukraine.” Pentagon chief will have this right before September 30, 2017. It is proposed to allocate $ 1 billion. The bill is painted in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committee.

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