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More than 35 million dollars of US military assistance to Ukraine has not reached the authorities. This is with reference to the documents of the Pentagon, reports the Los Angeles Times.
We are talking about part of the money sent which was previously suspended by the President of the United States Donald trump. 35.2 million of the approximately 400 million are still in the accounts of the United States. Congress has already required the Ministry of defense to explain why they are not sent to Ukraine.
Pentagon spokesman Carl Gleason declined to give the reason for the delay, but assured the congressmen that Ukraine will receive the money in the next few weeks. Indicated that they intended to purchase rocket-propelled grenades, Maritime military technology and secure communications.
This question is important for us politicians because it directly relates to discussion of impeachment trump Democrats believe that he was freezing military assistance to Ukraine to put pressure on its government and force them to investigate the activities of the son of his political opponent Joe Biden.
As announced on 11 November the Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, the American administration is supplying the Ukrainians weapons with which “they can fight with the Russians.” He stressed that the previous administration of President Barack Obama never came.
In late August trump instructed to freeze Ukraine intended budget money of the United States. On the instructions of the President began verifying spent the funds in the interests of Washington or stolen. He also expressed displeasure at the fact that EU countries do not supply the Ukrainians weapons.
In October, the American leader has unfrozen military aid to Ukraine and said that only did it at the request of Senator Rob Portman. Despite this, he said that he did not agree with the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress, which in September approved military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 250 million (about 16 billion).
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