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The Kremlin called the US defense budget “confrontational” in relation to Russia

The Kremlin on Wednesday said that a US bill to spend $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, approved by US lawmakers on Tuesday, was “confrontational” with Russia.

In a conversation with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “The adopted document is extremely confrontational in relation to our country.”

The National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2023, or NDAA, authorizes additional spending on the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, $500 million more than US President Joe Biden’s request earlier this year.

The bill also suspends some restrictions on contracts for the supply of ammunition to support Ukraine. It is expected to be passed by the Senate and House of Representatives this month and sent to the White House for Biden to sign into law.

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