The us Senate has approved the delivery of lethal weapons to Kiev

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Lazarenkova in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Archival photoThe us Senate has approved the delivery of lethal weapons to Kiev© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Lazarenkova the image Bank

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the us Senate has approved the allocation of Kiev $ 500 million to support security and defense. About the Ukrainian leader wrote on his page in Facebook.

According to him, the bill provides for the supply of Kiev «lethal weapons of a defensive nature».

«For the first time at the legislative level it is proposed to provide Ukraine the following defensive tools: radar air defense and surveillance of the surface situation; naval mine; the ships of the coastal action and the coast guard,» — said Poroshenko.

In addition, the wounded Ukrainian servicemen will be able to undergo rehabilitation in medical institutions in the United States due to the us budget.

Meanwhile, yesterday the Senate approved a draft defense budget of the United States in the 2018 financial year in the amount of 692 billion dollars. For military assistance to Ukraine, provided $ 150 million (last year was 350 million). While available are only 75 million, while the remaining funds will require a separate resolution of the Senate. Also in the bill is a promise to help Ukraine in strengthening cyber security, but without a specific commitment from the American side.