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PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009-130 (d) None of the funds appropriated under this heading shall 22 USC 5814 be made available to any government of the new independent ^^ote. states of the former Soviet Union if that government directs any action in violation of the territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other new independent state, such as those violations included in the Helsinki Final Act: Provided, That such funds may be made available without regard to the restriction in this subsection if the President determines that to do so is in the national security interest of the United States: Provided further. That the restriction of this subsection shall not apply to the use of such funds for the provision of assistance for purposes of humanitarian, disaster and refugee relief. (e) None of the funds appropriated under this heading for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union shall be made available for any state to enhance its military capability: Provided, That restriction does not apply to demilitarization or nonproliferation programs. (f) Funds appropriated under this heading shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations. (g) Funds made available in this Act for assistance to the new independent states of the former Soviet Union shall be subject to the provisions of section 117 (relating to environment and natural resources) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. (h)(1) Of the funds appropriated under title II of this Act, including funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $10,000,000 shall be available only for assistance for Mongolia, of which amount not less than $6,000,000 shall be available only for the Mongolian energy sector. (2) Funds made available for assistance for Mongolia may be made available in accordance with the purposes and utilizing the authorities provided in chapter 11 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. (i) Funds made available in this Act for assistance to the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union shall be provided to the maximum extent feasible through the private sector, including small- and medium-size businesses, entrepreneurs, and others with indigenous private enterprises in the region, intermediary development organizations committed to private enterprise, and private voluntary organizations: Provided, That grantees and contractors should, to the maximum extent possible, place in key staff positions specialists with prior on the ground expertise in the region of activity and fluency in one of the local languages. (j) In issuing new task orders, entering into contracts, or making grants, with funds appropriated under this heading or in prior appropriations Acts, for projects or activities that have as one of their primary purposes the fostering of private sector development, the Coordinator for United States Assistance to the New Independent States and the implementing agency shall encourage the participation of and give significant weight to contractors and grantees who propose investing a significant amount of their own resources (including volunteer services and in-kind contributions) in such projects and activities. (k) Of the funds made available under this heading, not less than $225,000,000 shall be made available for Ukraine, of which funds not less than $25,000,000 shall be made available to carry out United States decommissioning obligations regarding the