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The US Congress imposed a limit on the provision of military assistance to Ukraine

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The US Secretary of Defense will be able to spend only $ 175 million from $ 350 million to provide military assistance to Kiev, until Congress is sure that the necessary defense reforms have been carried out in Ukraine, reports TASS report of the Senate Committee of Armed Forces Affairs.




The bill restricts the use of half of this amount ($ 350 million) until the Secretary of Defense (USA) assures (Congress) that Ukraine has made a real effort to carry out institutional reforms in the defense sphere, according to explanatory materials on the committee’s website .

Earlier, both houses of Congress have already passed this bill, but the versions of the Senate and the House of Representatives differed, and therefore their coordination was required. Now both documents are consolidated into one, it was supported, including the Democrats in the relevant committees.

It is reported that an amendment was included in both texts, according to which the Pentagon is allowed to supply Kiev with “defensive weapons, equipment, as well as conduct training for the Ukrainian military and provide them with technical support”. Moreover, for the first time, permission has been given to use these means "to strengthen the Ukrainian Navy by supplying sea mines and coastal defenses."

Both chambers will again need to vote in favor of the document, but this process is unlikely to be associated with any additional debates and approvals.
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  1. The black
    The black 9 November 2017 10: 04 New
    10
    Scha pigtails at the trough sharply activated ... here it will be a squeal .. wassat... Well, now American grandmothers may not be enough for everyone, but order the villas in Florida to buy?wassat
    1. pjastolov
      pjastolov 9 November 2017 10: 06 New
      12
      Quote: Black
      Scha pigtails at the trough sharply activated ... here it will be a squeal .. wassat... Well, now American grandmothers may not be enough for everyone, but order the villas in Florida to buy?wassat

      it will not be enough - they will shoot someone again, that would divide by a smaller amount hi
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 9 November 2017 10: 27 New
        +4
        Quote: pjastolov
        it will not be enough - they will shoot someone again, that would divide by a smaller amount

        yes beg for ammunition and explosives money laughing
        1. NIKNN
          NIKNN 9 November 2017 10: 31 New
          +7
          Quote: LSA57
          yes beg for ammunition and explosives money

          Here they are allocated. Army reforms will now only be brought closer to half. Well, there the berets for the paratroopers will only be painted red for watering ... smile
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 9 November 2017 10: 34 New
            +4
            Quote: NIKNN
            Well, there the berets for the paratroopers will only be painted red for watering ...

            and there a new reform and the second half will be decorated with stars, and the first will be striped laughing
            1. NIKNN
              NIKNN 9 November 2017 10: 38 New
              +5
              Quote: LSA57
              and there a new reform and the second half will be decorated with stars, and the first will be striped

              laughing laughing laughing
        2. pjastolov
          pjastolov 9 November 2017 10: 34 New
          +6
          Quote: LSA57
          yes beg for ammunition and explosives money

          hello, Sergey hi but what without it - not a club belay
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 9 November 2017 13: 00 New
            +2
            Quote: pjastolov
            but what without it - not a club

            from a slingshot. pellet. into the eye. more elegant repeat
        3. 79807420129
          79807420129 9 November 2017 10: 47 New
          +6
          until the Secretary of Defense (USA) assures (Congress) that Ukraine has made real efforts to carry out institutional reforms in the defense sector,

          Well, yes, yes, they threw a handout, and only if they deserve a second handout. Something like a circus with animals reminds, those are trained in the same way. laughing
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 9 November 2017 11: 58 New
            +1
            Quote: 79807420129
            they threw a handout, and the second handout only if they deserve it.


            Maybe they will throw it, or maybe not. "Exceptional" know how to count money, on this skill they raised the country. And the "black hole" (read - 404) is unpredictably tying sponsorship money. Sam goat-bearded Sam scratched his chin and said: "Nope, I’ll wait. Here are sea mines and means for dirty tricks to these" skakuasam "ladies, let them build Russian tricks." And what else could be expected from the Anglo-Saxon.
            (A. Rogers).
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 11 New
      11
      Quote: Black
      Scha pigtails at the trough sharply activated ... here it will be a squeal ..

      Most likely - they will increase the flow of tears and snot in a fairy tale about the struggle with the “achressor”, and, well, a couple of Armat divisions and Buryat equestrian divers will be found in the Donbass. wassat
      1. Going
        Going 9 November 2017 10: 16 New
        12
        Unfortunately, the intensification of hostilities in the Donbass will begin and people will die.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 21 New
          +7
          Quote: Going
          intensification of hostilities in the Donbass will now begin

          Well, the “heroes of the ATO” must be shown how they are fighting the Russian occupation of Donbass. And the fact that peaceful people are dying did not stop them and does not stop them. am
        2. d ^ Amir
          d ^ Amir 9 November 2017 10: 22 New
          +3
          intensification of hostilities in the Donbass will now begin

          and not for a second do we forget how Libya was demolished ... what UN resolution it adopted ... and how it was creatively interpreted ... so there is no faith in another American piece of paper ....
      2. LSA57
        LSA57 9 November 2017 10: 32 New
        +3
        Quote: Jedi
        Most likely - they will increase the flow of tears and snot in a fairy tale about the struggle with the “achressor”, and, well, a couple of Armat divisions and Buryat equestrian divers will be found in the Donbass.

        those have already exhausted everyone. now they are fighting with the armored hoofed division of the Yakuts.
        Hi hi
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 35 New
          +5
          Hi! hi
          Quote: LSA57
          now they are fighting with the armored hoofed division of the Yakuts.

          Russia is big - there will be enough divisions throughout Ukraine. lol
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 9 November 2017 13: 02 New
            +1
            Quote: Jedi
            Russia is big - there will be enough divisions throughout Ukraine.

            and the owners will get if laughing
      3. NIKNN
        NIKNN 9 November 2017 10: 33 New
        +4
        Quote: Jedi
        Most likely - they will increase the flow of tears and snot in a fairy tale about the struggle with the “achressor”, and, well, a couple of Armat divisions and Buryat equestrian divers will be found in the Donbass.

        Once they cut the feeder for them, then this problem is now not relevant for the states ... yes
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 37 New
          +5
          I have no doubt that in the US leadership there are enough people who regret that their country got into this Svidomo swamp.
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 9 November 2017 10: 39 New
            +4
            Quote: Jedi
            I have no doubt that in the US leadership there are enough people who regret that their country got into this Svidomo swamp.

            Yes, the family is not without a freak ..., I think there are mustaches come across ... laughing
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 45 New
              +6
              Quote: NIKNN
              I think there are smart come across ..

              And these are exceptions that only confirm the rule ...
              1. NIKNN
                NIKNN 9 November 2017 10: 52 New
                +3
                Quote: Jedi
                And these are exceptions that only confirm the rule ...

                Certainly. hi
              2. Solomon Kane
                Solomon Kane 9 November 2017 10: 57 New
                +7
                Stupid, but cunning and greedy ..... they began to understand that they could not put out a big fire with urine .... they did not manage to discredit Russia, well, no matter how ......
                And now, what's the point of investing in a hopeless campaign of loot ....
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 9 November 2017 10: 59 New
                  +4
                  Quote: Solomon Kane
                  And now, what's the point of investing in a hopeless campaign of loot ....

                  Especially since someone who, and the Americans know how to count their green candy wrappers. wink
          2. Lelek
            Lelek 9 November 2017 12: 20 New
            +1
            Quote: Jedi
            I have no doubt that in the US leadership there are enough people who regret that their country got into this Svidomo swamp.


            hi , Maxim. And do not doubt in vain. There are few sensible people in the governments of the current USA, and even those are crushed by the media and hawks. All they have to do is squeak - there’s an accusation of "the hand of Moscow", a sentence, digging in a wallet and "on the bench." From the old Senate Guard, the "ex" are trying to temper the current "McCain", but the system breaks them through the knee. So that (IMHO) the Yankees will not leave the Ruin, they will stand there until the last Khokhl and will come up with new and new dirty tricks in our direction. Again IMHO, after Putin and Trump's get-togethers, we need to recognize the independence of the LDP and withdraw our verdict on the legitimacy of the presidential election in / on Ruin. Nehru to tickle with them.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 9 November 2017 12: 28 New
              +5
              Leo, welcome! hi
              Quote: Lelek
              And do not doubt in vain. There are few sensible people in the governments of the current USA, and even those are crushed by the media and hawks. All they have to do is squeak - there’s an accusation of "the hand of Moscow", a sentence, digging in a wallet and "on the bench." From the old Senate Guard, the "ex" are trying to temper the current "McCain", but the system breaks them through the knee.

              Your words do not refute mine - I did not say that everyone who is dissatisfied with the voice expresses this very discontent.
              Quote: Lelek
              So that (IMHO) the Yankees will not leave the Ruin, they will stand there until the last Khokhlov and will come up with new and new dirty tricks in our direction.

              That's why I mentioned the swamp, because it is not so easy to leave it. wink
              Quote: Lelek
              after Putin’s gatherings with Trump, we need to recognize LDNR’s independence and withdraw our verdict on the legitimacy of the presidential elections in / on Ruin.

              I do not understand why this was not done right away - after all, how many lives could have been saved in LDN.
              Quote: Lelek
              Nehru to tickle with them.

              This applies not only to the Donbass.
              1. Lelek
                Lelek 9 November 2017 12: 40 New
                +1
                Quote: Jedi
                I do not understand why this was not done right away - after all, how many lives could have been saved in LDN.


                I also do not understand, and I have spoken out here at VO more than once. But apparently, those who make decisions have their own reasons. The biggest mistake (IMHO) was the stop command of the LDNR armies. But what has been done is done - the repetition will be much more difficult and bloody. yes
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 9 November 2017 12: 47 New
                  +5
                  Quote: Lelek
                  But apparently, those who make decisions have their own reasons.

                  That's for sure. In today's world, "big politics" and "shit" are synonymous.
                  1. Lelek
                    Lelek 9 November 2017 13: 02 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Jedi
                    In today's world, "big politics" and "shit" are synonymous.


                    Not an analog, but somewhere close. yes
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 9 November 2017 13: 03 New
          +2
          Quote: NIKNN
          Once they cut the feeder for them, then this problem is now not relevant for the states ...

          Yes, this has been a long time
    3. Primoos
      Primoos 9 November 2017 11: 08 New
      +1
      What other reforms? You chopped off half of the soldering from ukrovoryug! Pennies are gone! Uuu creatures are American!
    4. Normal ok
      Normal ok 9 November 2017 16: 36 New
      0
      Quote: Black
      Scha pigtails at the trough sharply activated ... here it will be a squeal .. wassat... Well, now American grandmothers may not be enough for everyone, but order the villas in Florida to buy?wassat

      Why rejoice? The fact that the states drive Ukraine into the activation of the database ?!
  2. Vladimir
    Vladimir 9 November 2017 10: 07 New
    +2
    Polite, that means never.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 9 November 2017 10: 37 New
      +3
      Quote: Vladimir 
      Polite, that means never.

      so this is for smart diplomats. and to every Klimkin and others like him, a promise to wait
  3. Solomon Kane
    Solomon Kane 9 November 2017 10: 07 New
    +9
    Ukraine has made real efforts to implement institutional reforms in the defense sector.


    further on the list of the Ministry of Defense .....
    1. Logall
      Logall 9 November 2017 10: 10 New
      11
      Kostya, hello my friend!
      All their reforms lead to this! Either to death from starvation, or in the Donbass ...
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane 9 November 2017 10: 15 New
        +7
        Sanya, be healthy !!!! hi
        So ukrazady, like blind kutyuta from mother’s tit have come off (from Russia) ..... and poke into a piggy (USA), they think that they will feed .... And instead of milk, as they say ......
        1. Logall
          Logall 9 November 2017 10: 19 New
          12
          The fact of the matter is that Kiev is the mother of Russian cities ... Mother, but walking and very drinking!
          1. Solomon Kane
            Solomon Kane 9 November 2017 10: 29 New
            +8
            Yes, from such "kids", Sasha, you’ll not just drink it ..... you’ll dishonor your mother, why not .... wassat
            1. Lelek
              Lelek 9 November 2017 12: 31 New
              0
              Quote: Solomon Kane
              Yes, from such "kids", Sash, you’ll not just drink it ...


              Good day, Konstantin.
              What is true is true. These flashes on the Sun, again cursed by Niber and these black holes in the universe (according to Prokopenko with REN.TV) must have changed this fucking RNA ukrov and made them so great and miserable. fellow bully
  4. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 9 November 2017 10: 08 New
    +2
    I wonder when this beggar gets tired of the hegemon?
    1. Going
      Going 9 November 2017 10: 17 New
      11
      Quote: Alexander 3
      I wonder when this beggar gets tired of the hegemon?


      While he is needed, he will be fed and kept in a strict collar, at the right time they will use and throw him away.
  5. askort154
    askort154 9 November 2017 10: 10 New
    +4
    We also need to openly, without regard to their “barking”, provide “defense” assistance to the Donbass. We have more moral right to do so. We protect the Russian population, which has been exterminated.
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 9 November 2017 10: 18 New
    +5
    The bill limits the use of half of this amount ($ 350 million)

    But what is it, only Kraintsy opened the mittens wider, and they’re on the nose ... you look and will limit it to 100% of this amount ... wink
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 9 November 2017 12: 53 New
      +1
      Quote: Masya Masya
      you look and limit to 100% of this amount.


      Good day, Marina.
      Half have already been transferred, and the second slowed down. They promised to supply sea mines (probably for sabotage - the grip of Anglo-Saxon is felt) and "lethal defensive means" (which verbiage). In general, there will be no peace and tranquility in the land of the former Ukraine, the fight against the "aggressor" until the last Khokhlov. I see so. yes
      Want a picture?

      Cat with meaning.
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 9 November 2017 13: 06 New
        +5
        Hi, Leo! love glad to see you!
        Quote: Lelek
        They promised to supply sea mines

        Well, to promise doesn’t mean ... but even if they get kakly mines, or they themselves are blown up, or they drink it, or ... in short, there’s a big choice ...
        Thank you for the picture love
        lol
        1. Lelek
          Lelek 9 November 2017 13: 24 New
          +1
          Quote: Masya Masya
          Well, promising doesn't mean ...


          As our last general "tagged" used to say: "Dadu-dadu-dadu-give ...".
  7. Altona
    Altona 9 November 2017 10: 26 New
    +2
    What reforms? Ukraine has already carried out all the necessary reforms in online stores, now any weapons and equipment can be pre-ordered and selected from a variety of versions. laughing laughing
  8. Sergey53
    Sergey53 9 November 2017 10: 31 New
    +2
    Money is unlikely to reach them. Will go to the maintenance of their personnel, training. Well, and part in the form of old weapons.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 9 November 2017 10: 34 New
    +3
    This zrada or temporary change of mind?
    Who in Congress could anyone spread our wise proverb about MONKEY WITH Pomegranate?
    Hand of Moscow, not otherwise!
  10. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov 9 November 2017 10: 44 New
    0
    Another push to Kiev in the back, to the war. If there is war, there will be weapons.
  11. evil partisan
    evil partisan 9 November 2017 10: 53 New
    +1
    Petya! And where are your promised 500 lyam ?? what really fooled usbelay
  12. BMP-2
    BMP-2 9 November 2017 10: 57 New
    +3
    That is, the United States will pay only half of the Ukrainian funeral. winked Well, that: quite a commercial approach! yes
  13. Cat Marquis
    Cat Marquis 9 November 2017 11: 15 New
    +2
    Well, the "mattress" knows that it is worth to appear "something" slaughter among the Ukrainians will immediately appear "slaughter" and the Taliban.
  14. mac789
    mac789 9 November 2017 11: 20 New
    +1
    Are everyone ready for sea mines in the Kerch Strait? ...
    1. Warrior-80
      Warrior-80 9 November 2017 12: 40 New
      +1
      Oh I feel they are on these mines their last pelvis explode to edrenifeni
  15. Funnels
    Funnels 9 November 2017 12: 07 New
    +6
    Historical photo: now berets are burgundy, burgundy vests. And you say there is no change. what transformations, really didn’t work?
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 9 November 2017 12: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: Funnels
      Funnels


      Well yes. Heroes Ruins should not be like some kind of "padded jackets". The difference should be in everything, even this:
  16. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 9 November 2017 17: 04 New
    +1
    The Americans are so naive. They decided that if they give less dough, then they are dill, they’re caught stealing. But how about it. They’ll steal everything according to inconspicuous schemes.
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 9 November 2017 19: 35 New
    0
    I was always surprised at such news, it means practically nothing! The congress in the USA is a very serious structure, but the Americans are pushing deliveries at the state level through Congress. The United States has a couple of three sponsors with closed articles, where even Congress does not have access. This is primarily the CIA and the NSA. There are a couple more structures affiliated with the Pentagon
  18. Slam
    Slam 9 November 2017 19: 41 New
    +1
    The U.S. House and Senate House Armed Forces Committees have approved a draft defense budget for FY 2018. a year that provides for 350 million for Ukraine, including in the form of lethal weapons. It is clarified that the law contains a restriction on the allocation of half of these funds until the head of the Pentagon confirms that Ukraine has taken measures to implement institutional reforms in the defense sector. In general, to counter Russia, the US defense budget for 2018 FY. the year provides for the allocation of 4.6 billion. as part of the European containment initiative to support NATO allies and strengthen US military capabilities in Europe. Plus 100 million. Baltic countries, plus 58 million to respond to a violation by Russia of arms reduction treaties. In general, 700 billion are supposed to be allocated for defense needs. dollars.
  19. LeonidL
    LeonidL 10 November 2017 05: 50 New
    0
    Well, that's it, now the berets will be changed for sure and reported to the paratroopers - the reforms have been carried out!
  20. Monetniy
    Monetniy 10 November 2017 06: 50 New
    0
    What reform plan? What do they want from Ukraine so that they all aim guns at Russia, but they seem to be already directed in our direction.