Senate passes bill that could send US weapons to Ukraine

12 December 2014 13:42
(QHA) -

The U.S. House of Representatives passes a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes provisions rebuking Russia for its annexation of Crimea and assisting Ukraine, RFE/RL reports.

It must still clear the upper house, but would authorize loan guarantees to Ukraine, hurdles for aid to governments that have recognized the annexation of Crimea, and a ban on contracts with Russia's main weapons exporter, Rosoboroneksport.

It would also allow the United States to provide military assistance to Ukraine and the Baltic states.

The upper house passed a bill on Thursday to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine and expand sanctions against Russian defense firms.