The head of the national security Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress Michael McCall said that the United States intends to provide in its budget for the year 2018 the allocation of assistance to Ukraine. About this McCall said during the meeting of the delegation members of the U.S. Congress with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman in Kiev, on Thursday, may 11.
“What is happening in Ukraine affects the entire world. If we do not stop Mr. Putin (Russian President Vladimir Putin. – Ed.) and Russian aggression here (in Ukraine. – Ed.) it will spread everywhere,” said McCall.
The Congressman emphasized that the U.S. supports Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s aggression and are ready to continue to support, including financially, and in matters of supply of lethal and non-lethal weapons.
“We consider the budget allocations to this region in 2018,” said McCall.
As reported, on Wednesday, may 10, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress.
Hand, in particular, discussed the strengthening of cooperation in the field of strengthening defense capabilities of Ukraine, as well as the preservation and strengthening of international sanctions to the Russian Federation.
We will remind, on may 10 at the White house after meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov , U.S. President Donald trump met with the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Pavel Klimkin.
Prior to that, Pavlo Klimkin met with Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence, who, after negotiations, wrote in his Twitter on unshakable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.