Pentagon: Trump intends to give $250 mln in new military aid for Ukraine

Pentagon: Trump intends to give $250 mln in new military aid for Ukraine
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A senior Pentagon official has stated that U.S. President Donald Trump will seek at least another $250 million in security aid for Ukraine in his 2020 budget request, including lethal Javelin anti-tank weapons, according to Defense News, APA reports citing Ukrinform.

“Assuming of course the Congress authorizes and appropriates it, we will continue that. We do envision continuing lethal aid assistance to Ukraine,” Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said this at Pentagon on Wednesday.

According to the report, such “disclosure was unusual so far ahead of the budget request’s formal presentation, typically in February or March”.

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