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US authorizes $150 million for lethal weapons for Ukraine in 2017


Approved by 371 House Representatives, the bill regulates U.S. defense spends through Sep. 30, authorising $150 million aid for Ukraine including defensive lethal weapons

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The United States House of Representatives has approved a bill authorizing $150 million to be spent on defense aid for Ukraine in fiscal year 2017 under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

A total of 371 lawmakers out of total 435 voted for the document, while 48 voted against, the House’s website notes.

Regulating a total of $578 billion in spending for the U.S. military through Sept. 30, the document earmarks $150 million in addition to the $200 million previously allocated by former President Barack Obama’s administration in December

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