Senator: Obama’s decision to reject the military budget can be seen with the sign “plus”


MOSCOW, October 23. The fact of matirovanie U.S. President Barack Obama of a bill on defense spending, allowing supply weapons to the Ukraine, should be regarded positively regardless of the real reasons for this decision. This was stated on Friday to journalists the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

The Senator noted that the President of the United States, imposing its veto on the draft defense budget for 2016, “hardly proceeded from the interests of peaceful resolution of domestic conflict”. According to Klintsevich, the real reasons for this decision is due to “differences between American President and Congress over the defense budget, laying quite on a different plane”.

“However, the fact of matirovanie Barack Obama this bill, regardless of the reason, which he followed can be regarded with a sign “plus”, – said the MP, since “the American delivery of weapons of Ukraine will inevitably exacerbate the situation in the Donbas region, becoming a serious obstacle to the implementation of the Minsk agreements”.

Before it became known that President Barack Obama vetoed a bill on defense spending in the 2016 fiscal year, beginning October 1. In the draft budget of the United States, among other things, includes provisions concerning the possibility of providing military assistance to Ukraine. However, the probability of such a law is saved.

According to the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate Mitch McConnell, the upper chamber of Congress can overcome the veto of Obama on the military budget, as previously voted for the budget 73 the Senator, and to overcome a presidential veto, you need 67 votes of the members of the upper chamber.