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United States approves transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine

U.S. Congress approves granting Ukraine lethal weapons worth 200 million dollars.

The U.S. Congress decided to grant Ukraine lethal weapons worth 200 million dollars. The House Armed Services Committee approved the bill on amendments to the military budget, which involves, among other things, the allocation of $ 200 million for military assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Associated Press.

The bill was supported by 60 representatives of the Committee, two voted negatively.

The Committee endorsed the provisions of deadly weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This makes it possible to allocate $ 200 million for military assistance to Ukraine to restrain Russian aggression. The final decision on the granting of weapons will be made at a meeting of the House of Representatives next month.

So far, despite the numerous appeals of the Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama has refrained from providing the Ukrainian army with lethal weapons.

March 23. U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution that calls on President Barack Obama to give Ukraine lethal defensive weapons.