The US Senate approved the allocation of five hundred million dollars to Kiev for security and defense assistance, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.

According to him, the bill provides for supplies to Kiev of "lethal weapons of a defensive nature."

"For the first time at the legislative level, it is proposed to provide Ukraine with such defensive means as: radar air defense and surveillance over the surface situation, naval countermine equipment, coastal patrol vessels and littoral combat ships," Poroshenko said.

In addition, wounded Ukrainian servicemen will be able to undergo rehabilitation in US hospitals at the expense of Washington.

DONi News Agency

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