Pentagon to give Ukraine $200 million more in military aid

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says that it will be $200 million in additional training, equipment and advice to the Ukrainian military.

The money is intended for the support of the various aspects of the Ukrainian military, under the command and control of the armed forces, secure communications, and medical treatment. A timeline for the delivery of aid and the availability of equipment is to be determined later, the Pentagon said in an announcement Friday.

The new assistance comes in the middle of the efforts of the Ukraine government to its armed forces more functional with those of the NATO alliance.

It also coincides with the political debate about the U.S.-Russian relations in the aftermath of the Helsinki summit and President Donald Trump’s position on the Russian military intervention in eastern Ukraine.

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