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US to allocate funding for countries ‘most targeted by Russian aggression’

Baku – APA. The 2017 Budget of the United States, released by President Barack Obama today, includes funding for countries "most targeted by Russian aggression”, the White House announced.

The US Budget document stated $4.3 billion had been allocated for the purpose of "countering Russian aggression and supporting European allies”. This included bolstering capabilities across the region to counter Russian aggression, with a particular focus on Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. 

 

"Countering Russian aggression and supporting European allies in response to increasing attempts by the Russian Federation to constrain the foreign and domestic policy choices of neighboring countries, the Budget includes over $4.3 billion for political, economic, public diplomacy, and military support to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities to Russian aggression among NATO allies and partner states in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia,” the US Budget document read.   

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