US Senators Rob Portman and Gene Shahin proposed to include in the draft defense budget for the next fiscal year a provision providing for the allocation of an additional $ 50 million in military aid to Ukraine, Politico reports.
In earlier The approved version of this document noted that this year Kiev could receive about $ 300 million through the Pentagon.
According to the newspaper, Portman and Shahin want additional funds to be approved for Ukraine. Their amendment implies an increase in total military aid to $ 350 million, which is 100 million more than US President Joe Biden originally requested.
As noted by the newspaper's correspondents, 125 million & nbsp; of this amount, according to the proposal, will be intended for the purchase of weapons of “ lethal action. ''
Earlier it was reported that the armed forces of Ukraine for the first time used the American anti-tank missile system Javelin during the hostilities in the Donbass.