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U.S. finds no misuse of military aid to Ukraine

U.S. finds no misuse of military aid to Ukraine John Kirby (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The United States has not detected any misuse of military aid to Ukraine. All equipment is being used on the battlefield, according to the White House National Security Council coordinator, John Kirby, during his briefing.

"We are working very, very hard to make sure that every system that is provided to Ukraine, there’s a measure of accountability for it. That — that we can assure the Congress and the American people that that materiel is being used appropriately on the field of battle," he said, reminding that experts in Kyiv are working on accountability.

"And the Ukrainians understand our need for accountability. They share that, and they have made it clear that they’re willing to work with us on accountability measures for all the systems that are being provided," he added.

"And we’ve seen no indication that there’s been some widescale corruption or misuse by the Ukrainian military," Kirby said.

Military aid to Ukraine

On December 27, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the United States had provided Ukraine with a $250 million military aid package, which may be the last in the near future.

This is related to the fact that Congress cannot approve new funding for Ukraine's assistance of $60 billion. Republicans refused to support President Joe Biden's initiative, demanding that the White House incorporate their proposals to strengthen border security into their request.

White House National Security Council coordinator John Kirby stated on January 3 that he is unaware of any "quick" decision that could be made to resume the allocation of new defense aid packages to Ukraine.