Thursday, 02 December 2021 04:31 GMT

U.S. senators propose increasing security assistance to Ukraine


(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Two U.S. senators have included in the draft National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 a proposal to increase security assistance to Ukraine amid Russia's ongoing aggression, according to Politico.

'Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are seeking to increase Pentagon funding to arm Ukraine by another $50 million as part of annual defense policy legislation being debated on the Senate floor,' the report said .

At the same time, it adds that their effort, along with a heap of other proposals from senators in both parties, is in limbo after a push to secure votes on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act hit a roadblock on the floor last week. 'And those measures could founder if senators don't strike a deal when they return to finalize the defense bill after Thanksgiving,' the report said.

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