On May 7, the US House Committee on Armed Services of the US Congress released a proposal of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019, which provides $ 50 million for the provision of defensive lethal weapons to Ukraine.
According to the released NDAA, the total amount proposed to be allocated for Ukraine’s security including lethal weapons is $250 million. $50 million of this funding is proposed to be directed for the provision of defensive lethal weapons.
The funding is allocated for equipment, training, lethal weapons, logistics support, supplies and intelligence support to the military and national Security Service of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Embassy in the US said on Facebook that the total amount “is 100 million dollars more than the Committee has proposed to provide in the current budget year”.
Комітет з питань збройних сил Палати представників Конгресу США представив проект закону про “Бюджет США на 2019 р. на…
The move must be agreed with the Senate and voted by both chambers of Congress before it’s signed by US President Donald Trump.
On April 30, the US State Department confirmed the delivery of anti-tank missile systems Javelin to Ukraine. Later Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also confirmed the delivery, stressing that his country would continue “to strengthen” its “defense potential.”
On August 7, 2017 the US Navy launched construction of a maritime operations center in a port city on the Black Sea Ochakov, Ukraine. According to the US Navy the facility would serve as a “major planning and operation hub” during military exercises hosted by the country.