US supports delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine

Congress of the United States of America has extended sanctions against the Russian Federation for the occupation of Crimea, and supported the delivery of lethal weapons on the territory of Ukraine.

22 September 2016 17:46

US House of Representatives unanimously supported the law H.R. 5094 "On support for the Ukrainian stability and democracy," the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States reports.

The document says that sanctions against Russia will be extended until the complete and proven fulfillment of the Minsk agreements.

“The law contains a prohibition on US recognition of the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation. It is assumed that the appropriate sanctions will remain in force until the US President has provided evidence to Congress on the restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty over the peninsula. The list of means to support Ukraine - provided by the law and coordinated with allies and partners of the United States - includes lethal defensive weapons systems. Some of its provisions are aimed at strengthening counter Russian propaganda and assistance in attracting foreign investments into the economy of Ukraine,” reads the report.

The law was designed with the participation of 40 members of Congress from the Republican and Democratic parties. After that, the document will be sent to the Senate and the US President.

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