The US House of Representatives of Congress approved the budget estimate of the Pentagon for 2019, which make provision for assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 250 million USD. This was reported in the Ukrainian Embassy in the US on Facebook page.

"The US House of Representatives approved the draft of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2019, previously agreed with the Senate, which provides 250 million USD for the security assistance to Ukraine," reported in message.

This amount is 50 million USD more than was in 2018.

“250 million USD also provides for military manoeuvres, provision of military equipment, lethal weapons and logistics support, replacement of previously provided weapons or military goods. The list of assistance also includes intelligence support for the armed and security forces of Ukraine.”

In order the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2019 to come into force, it is necessary that it be signed by the president of the United States.