US Congressional committee approves bill providing $481.5 million in aid to Ukraine

The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill on State Department Appropriations, 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 US Congress is working to approve aid packages for Ukraine in the 2022 budget.

In particular, the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill on State Department Appropriations, 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 assistance programs to Ukraine through the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development and related programs is at least $481.5 million. The Embassy pointed out that projected aid has increased by $28.5 million over the current year.

“Of these appropriations, $125 million will be allocated for Ukraine’s security assistance under the Foreign Military Funding Program, with an increase of $10 million from 2021,” the report noted. embassy.

In addition, the bill approved by the commission contains provisions on the threat of completion of Nord Stream 2.

Additionally, the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee approved the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2022. The bill provides for the allocation of $275 million for aid to the security to Ukraine as part of the Pentagon’s Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

The embassy added that the House of Representatives and Senate committees are currently drafting the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022.

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