WASHINGTON, July 26. /Basereporter.com/. The U.S. house of representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to adopt the final draft of the defense budget in fiscal year 2019 and $716 billion In the text of the document says that part of the funds will be used to counter the growing threat from Russia, as well as on military assistance to Ukraine.
As reported in the published on Monday by the Committee on armed services, house of representatives, U.S. Congress report, the lawmakers decided to extend the ban on cooperation of the Pentagon and the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, which acts for several years now.
The Congress also decided to “ban the us government to recognize” the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. Legislators included in the project budget of $250 million on the supply of military assistance to Ukraine, including defensive weapons of a lethal nature. In the US budget for the current year for this purpose was allocated $200 million.
The draft budget also includes the deployment of elements of missile defense systems in space, it is noted that their implementation should be completed until 31 December 2022.
The draft budget States that “the rapid development and implementation of a stand touch space architecture” is to “to provide effective missile defense.” It is also noted that such implementation is due to “the growing threat of a new hypersonic cruise missiles.”
It is noted that not later than 90 days after the adoption of the document by the Minister of defence will have to report to the relevant congressional committees on the progress of the work on this initiative.
Earlier, the Senate and the House of representatives voted for the draft defense budget for the year 2019, in which there were significant differences. Now both houses have finished mixing both versions one after appropriate consultations. Now the Senate must approve the agreed text of the draft, then it will be sent to the President of the country.
Now both houses have finished mixing both versions one after appropriate consultations. Now the Senate must approve the agreed text of the draft, then it will be sent to the President of the country.