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American inspectors arrive in Kyiv to check aid provided to Ukraine

American inspectors arrive in Kyiv to check aid provided to Ukraine Photo: U.S. inspectors arrive in Kyiv to inspect aid provided to Ukraine (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Inspectors general from the U.S. Department of Defense, State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development arrived in Kyiv on Monday, January 29. They will be inspecting U.S. aid to Ukraine, according to U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink.

"Pleased to welcome back to Kyiv three Inspectors General from the Departments of Defense, State, and USAID," Brink writes on X.

The Ambassador notes that their meetings with implementers, partners, and the Ukrainian government will help strengthen oversight and accountability of U.S. assistance to Ukraine.

Questions about US financial assistance to Ukraine

In October 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden submitted a bill to Congress for $106 billion in aid to Israel and Ukraine, as well as allies in the Asia-Pacific region. Of this amount, $61.3 billion was proposed to be allocated to Ukraine and $14.3 billion to Israel.

However, in December, the Senate blocked the start of debate on this aid package. The reason was the Republicans' demand to include in the bill a tougher set of measures to protect the southern border of the United States with Mexico.

According to The Guardian, meanwhile, Congress has agreed on the text of an agreement on the U.S.-Mexico border, which will be crucial for the resumption of funding for military assistance to Ukraine. The text of the document is expected to be made public in the coming days.