US cuts funding for peacekeepers around the world

According to Pentagon plans for 2018, the US spending on supporting foreign diplomacy and peacekeeping missions will be cut

American President Donald Trump did not agree with the Republican congressmen on the need to support peacekeeping activities.

According to Pentagon plans for 2018, the US spending on supporting foreign diplomacy and peacekeeping missions will be curtailed.

Senator Lindsey Graham, who heads the committee responsible for diplomacy and spending on foreign aid, did not agree with Trump’s position.

“If we approved this budget … a lot of people [all over the world] would be jeopardized,” the senator quotes Reuters as saying.

However, according to the US military budget, promulgated on May 23, defense spending in 2018 will grow by more than 52 billion dollars.

The day before it became known about the intentions of the United States to reduce financial assistance to Ukraine next year. It’s about a little more than 204 million dollars in comparison with 667 million dollars in the past year.

Earlier it was reported that the US intends to provide loans to a number of countries, including Ukraine, instead of gratuitous military assistance.