and House of Representatives have presented their consolidated version of the
National Defense Authorizations Act, 2017.
From amounts authorized to be provided for
security assistance to Ukraine, including lethal assistance, up to USD 350 mln shall be available for fiscal year 2017, a USD 50 mln increase from USD 300 mln
authorized in NDAA, 2016.
security assistance and intelligence support has been expanded in the bill to
include equipment and technical assistance to the State Border Guard Service of
Ukraine for the purpose of developing a comprehensive border surveillance
network for Ukraine, as well as training for staff officers and senior
leadership of the military.
and the House are expected to act on the NDAA in the coming days.
2017 reaffirms once again the high level of continued bicameral and bipartisan
support in the U.S. Congress for Ukraine fighting the ongoing Russian