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In Counter To Russian Influence, US Gives $200 Million Aid To Ukraine

22 July 2018, 01:20 | Tara Lloyd

In Counter To Russian Influence, US Gives $200 Million Aid To Ukraine

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"The added funds will provide equipment to support ongoing training programs and operational needs, including capabilities to enhance Ukraine's command and control, situational awareness systems, secure communications, military mobility, night vision, and military medical treatment", the Pentagon said in a statement.

According to the statement, the aid "reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine and brings the total US security sector assistance to Ukraine to more than $1 billion since 2014". All the military aid is nonlethal in nature.

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"This reaffirms the long-standing defence relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine", the statement noted, adding that Washington " s security assistance to Kiev totalled more than $1 billion since 2014.

The conflict in eastern Ukraine started in 2014 between the government forces and armed groups that declared independence from Kiev.

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However, the additional resources are an effort to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine against Russian aggression.

The new assistance comes during a time of political debate over U.S.

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