Senate committee introduces bill on security partnership with Ukraine

3 weeks ago

The document would provide up to $300 million in military assistance to Kiev.

The U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday night advanced to the full upper chamber a bill to help Ukraine in its standoff with Russia and put pressure on companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Senate committee introduces bill on security partnership with Ukraine

According to U.S. senators, the project, designed to deliver Russian gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine, threatens to deprive Kiev of an important source of revenue through gas transit.

The bill, titled Ukraine Security Partnership Act, envisages allocation of $300 million to finance military supplies abroad, although half of this amount will be allocated only if Ukraine meets a number of conditions.

For its part, official Kiev, in addition to opposing the end of the Nord Stream-2 project, is counting on foreign assistance to resolve the situation with the unprecedented concentration of the Russian military grouping in the annexed Crimea and near Ukraine’s eastern borders in the Donbass region.