US Congress to allocate $560 million in aid to Ukraine this year

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The U.S. Congress has presented a consolidated bill on budget payments for 2017, which stipulates for $560 million in aid programs for Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. on Facebook.

At least $238 million are planned to be allocated for military aid and security policy in Ukraine by the end of the U.S. budget year (Oct. 1), the Embassy wrote.

"The funds allocated on strengthening security and defense of Ukraine are only a part of the total amount of $350 million which might be used in full after Oct. 1, 2017.

"The next stage for the consolidated bill to come into force will be its adoption by the Senate and the House of Representatives, which is to take place on May 5, and subsequent signing by the U.S. president," the Embassy's statement says.

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Earlier, the Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. reported in late 2015 that the amount of funds stipulated by the Department of State for aid to Ukraine in 2016 was at least $658.158 million. This amount included military aid of $300 million, and loan guarantees for Ukraine in the amount of $275 million.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n438573