Putin relieves Russian Aerospace commander-in-chief of his dutiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 17:57
German ex-chancellor Schroeder approved as Rosneft board chairman — sourceBusiness & Economy September 26, 17:21
International Cycling Union allows Australia-born track cyclist to compete for RussiaSport September 26, 16:57
Russian military gets first batch of cutting-edge electronic warfare operation systemsMilitary & Defense September 26, 16:56
Russian bombers wipe out terrorist targets in Syria with cruise missilesMilitary & Defense September 26, 16:39
Saudi King to visit Russia in early OctoberWorld September 26, 15:59
Some 12,000 troops to take part in post-Soviet security bloc’s drillsMilitary & Defense September 26, 15:48
Germany remains one of Russia’s key partners in Europe — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 26, 15:33
Russian Defense Ministry calls on UN to increase humanitarian aid to SyriaWorld September 26, 14:59
MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. By leaving Ukraine without military subsidies, the US is embarking on a course towards sparing funds and honoring its national interests, Russian Federation Council upper house's Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told reporters on Wednesday in comments on Washington’s decision to shift military assistance to Ukraine from grants to loans.
"First of all, this indicates a course of the new administration towards changing approaches to military support, and the main thing comes through here - sparing funds and honoring the national interests," Valentina Matviyenko said. "Let us wait and see what will come of it," she added.
She said a change in conceptual approaches is evident - ‘not just supporting at the expense of US taxpayers, but issuing some loans, and this is a different approach, and the amount of these funds will evidently be slashed," she added.
Earlier, the chief of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney confirmed the United States’ intention to end disinterested military subsidies to Ukraine, Pakistan, Vietnam and a number of other countries. All of these will be offered a loans instead. In the meantime, assistance to Israel, Jordan and Egypt will remain free.