Posted 30 марта 2023,, 04:49

Published 30 марта 2023,, 04:49

Modified 30 марта 2023,, 07:36

Updated 30 марта 2023,, 07:36

Kiev receives only 20% of US aid for Ukraine

Kiev receives only 20% of US aid for Ukraine

30 марта 2023, 04:49
Such data was provided by the head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Michael McCaul (Republican, from Texas).

The United States transfers directly to Kiev only 20% of the financial assistance that is allocated to Ukraine. About 60% of the funds are received by the American side itself, McCall said.

"Of the allocated $113 billion in the form of four additional [aid packages to Ukraine], approximately 60% are allocated to American troops, American workers, as well as for the modernization of American stocks [of weapons and military equipment]. In reality, only 20% of the funding goes directly to the Ukrainian government in the form of direct budget support", - he said during the committee hearings.

The politician recalled that when the Republicans received a majority in the House of Representatives of the Congress following the results of the midterm elections in the United States in November 2022, "we made it very clear that accountability would be key to continuing assistance to Ukraine".

It's worth reminding that Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (from California) warned that his fellow party members in Congress would not allow the allocation of unlimited and unfounded financial assistance to Ukraine to the United States.

The day before, it should be noted that the coordinator for strategic communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, indicated that the States had not noticed any egregious violations in the development of American military assistance by Kiev.

It is worth noting that at the end of last year, the Pentagon announced a high risk of a scenario in which military aid to Ukraine could end up on the black market. We are talking about "a huge volume of items, many of which have combat capabilities," recalled the first deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Service of the US Department of Defense, James Ives.