The Kremlin says a US military aid spending bill providing $800 million to Ukraine was “confrontational” towards Russia.
In a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “The document that has been adopted is of an extremely confrontational nature in relation to our country.”
The Fiscal 2023 National Defence Authorisation Act, or NDAA, authorises the additional spending for Ukraine’s Security Assistance Initiative
an increase of $500 million over US President Joe Biden’s request earlier this year. The bill also suspends some restrictions on contracts for munitions to support Ukraine.
It is expected to pass the Senate and House of Representatives this month, and be sent to the White House for Biden to sign into law.