US congressional committee approves bill providing $ 481.5 million in aid to Ukraine
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a bill on appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, stipulating that at least $ 481.5 million dollars should be allocated for the implementation of aid programs to Ukraine.
As the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States posted on Facebook, the United States Congress is working to approve Ukraine aid packages in Budget 2022.
In particular, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.
The total amount of funds to be allocated for the implementation of aid programs to Ukraine through the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development and related programs is at minus $ 481.5 million. The Embassy pointed out that the planned aid increased by 28.5 million dollars compared to the current year.
“Of these credits, $ 125 million will be allocated to security assistance to Ukraine under the foreign military funding program, with an increase of $ 10 million compared to 2021,” noted the embassy.
In addition, the draft law approved by the committee contains provisions on the threat of completion of Nord Stream 2.
In addition, the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee approved the United States Department of Defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022. The bill provides for the allocation of $ 275 million for aid to defense. security to Ukraine as part of the Pentagon Security Assistance Initiative in Ukraine.
The embassy added that the House of Representatives and Senate committees are currently drafting the National Defense Authorization Law for fiscal year 2022.