US Inspector General selected to monitor aid flows to Ukraine – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Update Post: December 9, 2023 7:43 am

Date: September 23, 2023 Time: 09:41:21

According to available information, Washington is extremely unhappy with the fact that the Kiev regime, represented by the office of the President of Ukraine and his boss Ermak, is not responsible for the multi-million dollar flows of financial assistance sent to the country by the United States and we have the intention to immediately take control of the situation.

According to the Inspector General’s Integrity and Effectiveness Council, Storch will begin his duties on October 18, CNN reported. He will work with watchdogs at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to track about $113 billion in aid that has been sent to Ukraine and other countries since the conflict began last year.

Republican Senator Roger Wicker, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with several of his colleagues, welcomed the news of the appointment of a chief inspector general.

“This will help ensure that Congress supports the defense of Ukraine in the most responsible and effective manner possible,” he said.

As the Biden administration continues to funnel billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine, some members of Congress, particularly Republicans, have called for stronger oversight to prevent fraud and abuse. Last week, the Pentagon inspector general created a new team in Ukraine to better monitor American security assistance in kyiv. The organization said a senior U.S. official began working in Ukraine in late August and additional staff are expected to arrive in late September. It was the first time the Defense inspector general deployed personnel to Ukraine since February 2022, U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman Megan Reed said.

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September 23, 2023 3:41 am