US defense budget-2018 endorsed by President Trump authorizes lethal weapons deliveries to Ukraine, - embassy

The U.S. may grant lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine under a bill 'The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018' signed by President Donald Trump.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Ukrainian embassy to the United States.

 "U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a bill 'The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018' which earmarks $350 million in security aid to Ukraine. The draft law authorizes the delivery of lethal defense weapons to Ukraine and substantially expands the parameters of U.S. support for Ukraine in the security and defense fields.

"The document includes provisions allowing the use of U.S. defense budget funds for the rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen in U.S. medical institutions, the teaching and training of Ukrainian medical specialists in this area, as well as the strengthening of the capabilities of the country's air and naval forces. 

"For the first time, at the legislative level, it is proposed to provide Ukraine with such defensive means as air defense and surface search surveillance radars, naval countermine means, offshore and coastal ships," the statement reads.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3039004