Moscow. May 5. INTERFAX.RU – the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the draft budget 2017, which provides assistance to Ukraine in the amount of at least $560 million, reported the Internet-TV channel “Gromadske”.
“The U.S. Senate approved by a majority of votes of the draft consolidated state budget in total of $1.1 trillion in 2017 fiscal year, which ends September 30,” – said in a statement on the website “Public TV” on Thursday evening.
The bill was supported by 79 senators, 18 voted against.
The document provides for the allocation of at least $560 million to support Ukraine. For the final entry into force of the draft budget requires the signature of the President of the United States Donald trump.
Earlier, the US Congress was presented a consolidated law on budget allocations for 2017, in accordance with which a program of assistance to Ukraine is planned to allocate not less than $560 million In particular, military assistance to Ukraine and assistance in the security sphere to the end of the fiscal year (until October 1) – at least $238 million.