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Trump administration lifts hold on $250 MILLION in military aid for Ukraine

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The Trump administration released has announced $ 250 million in military aid for Ukraine, the legislator, on Thursday, as they were set up, rebuked the administration for originally, to keep the money.

The announcement was made, as the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee was a $695-billion Pentagon funding bill is debated. You will be credited a change threatened by Senate Minority whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for the administration to force the hand on the money.

The change have been prevented, the President of Trump from withholding tax, such a Fund in the future. Several Republican senators, including the Trump ally Lindsey Graham, said they would have voted with the Democrats on the amendment.

“We support Ukraine. Period of time. At the end of the discussion,” said Sen., John Kennedy, R-La.

The Congress approved originally, the help in the last month, but Trump asked his national security team to check, the funding for the program, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to ensure that it would be used in the best interests of the United States.

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“The President has made no secret of the fact, when it comes to foreign aid, said the US interests abroad should be prioritized, and other foreign countries, should also pay their fair share,” a senior administration official told reporters last month.

Ukraine President Vladimir Zelenskiy, shakes Sept hands with Vice-President Pence in Warsaw. 1. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

“It would have been a mistake to hold back our support to the brave people of Ukraine. This would undermine our partners in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe and the” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell encouraged the Kremlin. R-Ky., said in a statement Thursday. “I criticized President Obama for not responding quickly and consistently to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. I came to urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle that the administration for the support of Kiev.”

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The help gives a considerable impetus for the Ukraine, their full of 2017 military budget was $5.2 billion. Separately, the State Department is $give 141 million in development aid to the country, the military, according to Politico. The help of Ukraine as important to the strengthening of the military-and keep Russia at Bay.

To keep the management, the funds Trump prompting critics to say, it was a different way, the President, just went on the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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The relations between Russia and the Ukraine have been tense since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukrainian Crimea region. In a hearing before the European court of human rights (ECtHR) on Wednesday, Kiev, Ukraine, capital, insisted the tortured Russian troops and killed, the police as well as civilians, the allegations Moscow denies, according to Radio Free Europe.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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