The U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives have approved the National Defence Authorisation Act for the Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021). The document provides for the allocation of $250 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including $75 million for the purchase of lethal weapons for the Armed Forces, which is $25 million more than in 2020.

In addition, NDAA 2021 provides for increased sanctions against the construction of Nord Stream 2, including the expansion of a list of services subject to U.S. sanctions under the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019 (PEESA).

“With its decisions, the United States once again demonstrates its leadership in support of Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognised borders,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said.

Natalia Tolub

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