U.S. Cuts Military Aid to Ukraine


malaysia5Vladimir Putin today signed a constitutional amendment and treaty formally annexing Crimea. Meanwhile, over the objections of its European allies, the Obama administration this week proposed a 28 percent cut to a Pentagon program that supports the modernization of Ukraine’s military, as well as those of other former Soviet republics.

The cuts were proposed in a budget plan posted this week. The 28 percent reduction would bring funding for the Warsaw Initiative Fund down to $24.4 million from $34 million.

The cuts are a result of the Pentagon “responding to a very challenging fiscal environment, which will become all the more challenging if sequestration remains the law of the land,” said a spokeswoman. Read more at USA Today.

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