PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Defense announced $200 million in security cooperation funds to be sent to Ukraine less than one week after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The funds are to be used for “additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces,” the DOD says. That funds are part of a long-standing relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine, including more than $1 billion in assistance over the last four years.
The U.S. has condemned Russia’s aggressive action in occupying the Crimean peninsula.
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