The U.S. DOD announced the entire package of the U.S. security assistance to Ukraine for 2020 under Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) worth USD 250 mln., which was approved by the U.S. Congress. According to the U.S. legislation, 50% of this assistance is being provided to Ukraine unconditionally, another 50% - if Ukraine demonstrates practical results in reforming its defense and security sector.
From 2020 USAI budget the U.S. DOD will provide to Ukraine, i.a. counter-battery radars, vehicles, medical equipment, as well as continue to maintain training program for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The U.S. equipment will contribute to strengthening battle capabilities on the Ukrainian Army and, more important, will help to save lives and secure health of the Ukrainian warriors who are fighting with russian aggression. The U.S. assistance will be specifically targeted to support the Ukrainian Navy, what is very important under growing russian aggressive behavior in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.
We appreciate the continued strong support of our U.S. partners aimed at strengthening defense capabilities of Ukraine, which is fighting with russian aggression. The reform of the national security and defense sector remains one of the major priorities of the Government of Ukraine.