Ukraine in talks with US for military aid for Afghanistan – world
KIEV, January 1. / TASS /. Ukraine and the United States are in talks on the possibility of military aid originally intended for Afghanistan being redirected to Kiev, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana said in an interview. Makarova, the Ukrainian service of Radio Liberty (recognized as a foreign agent in Russia), posted on its website on Saturday.
“We are actively working on it. The Minister (Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba) discussed this issue during his visit. An active discussion is ongoing,” Makarova said, when asked if Kiev can count on it. the military aid that had been intended for Afghanistan. .
Makarova stressed that the problem is not what Kiev could achieve in this particular case, but what the Ukrainian side deems necessary. She recalled that previously Kiev and Washington had signed a five-year agreement allowing the two countries to cooperate at a “higher strategic level”.
In addition, the ambassador said Ukraine would like the list of US aid to be expanded.
At the end of December 2021, US President Joe Biden signed the 2022 defense budget of $ 770 billion. Ukraine will receive $ 300 million. Another 150 million dollars will be spent on “security cooperation with the Baltic countries”.