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Ukraine and U.S. ink agreement for strengthened monitoring of military aid

Ukraine and U.S. ink agreement for strengthened monitoring of military aid Illustrative photo (facebook com GeneralStaff ua)
Author: Daria Shekina

The United States and Ukraine have agreed to enhance monitoring of the final use of American weapons, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

According to the Ministry of Defense, this agreement will enhance transparency in the use of foreign weapons. It specifically addresses certain types of missiles, launchers, UAVs, and night vision devices that Ukraine received from the USA.

"All countries providing us with weapons will be confident that this weaponry will not fall into the wrong hands, that it is strictly controlled by the government, and that it is being used lawfully. Ukraine, on its part, is doing its utmost for this. It's time to enhance the reputation of our state, transforming it into an initiator and example of transparency and accountability," Deputy Minister of Defense Yurii Dzhygyr shared.

The necessary oversight regarding the presence, inventory, and compliance with proper storage conditions will now be carried out by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with foreign partners.

US defense aid for Ukraine

On October 1, the US Congress passed a temporary budget bill, which did not include new funding for aid to Ukraine, as it was decided to consider such an initiative separately.

Subsequently, US President Joe Biden proposed allocating $106 billion to Congress, with the majority ($60 billion) intended for aid to Ukraine. The package also included assistance to Israel.

Recently, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the US had provided a new package of military aid to our country.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Turner, stated that it would be challenging for the United States to take new measures to assist Ukraine and Israel by the end of 2023.