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US announces US$250m in military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Tuesday a US$250 million military aid package for war-torn Ukraine to strengthen the former Soviet republic’s naval and land capabilities.The amount is part of a series of Pentagon payments now totalling US$1.5 billion to the country since 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and a conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine.“The United States remains committed to helping Ukraine … to strengthen democratic civilian control of the military, promote command and control reforms, enhance transparency and accountability in acquisition and budgeting, and advance defence industry reforms,“ a Pentagon spokesman said.“These reforms will bolster Ukraine’s ability to …read more

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