• 21/02/2024 11:04

“Don’t believe fakes, believe in Ukraine,” – Dmitry Kuleba about reproaches for the loss of American weapons

He says that all attempts by the Russians to accuse Ukraine of selling aid were fakes.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba assured , that all weapons provided by the Americans for the fight to the Ukrainians will be used “with the best goal so that this assistance ends in the victory of Ukraine as quickly as possible.” He said this in an interview with ABC News against the backdrop of a report from the US Department of Defense Inspector General, according to which US officials did not properly record and track nearly a billion dollars in military aid sent to Ukraine.

A US and European Union investigation found no evidence that Western military aid sent to Ukraine was misused. “Every attempt by Russia to disinform the world about the possible leakage or illegal trafficking of American weapons to other parts of the world… turned out to be fake,” added the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

He emphasized: “Don’t believe the fakes, believe Ukraine.”

He emphasized: “Don’t believe the fakes, believe Ukraine.”The report in question says U.S. personnel failed to properly track some U.S. weapons worth more than a billion dollars.

Inspector General Robert Storch found that while accounting practices have improved since the Russian invasion began, more than half of U.S.-supplied Javelins, Stinger missiles, night vision goggles and other items were being tracked as of June 2023 defense, which are subject to enhanced accounting, remained non-complied.

This does not mean that these weapons were used for other purposes, but only that the Americans did not comply with monitoring procedures. The report does not claim that any weapons were used inappropriately appointment. It says that “determining whether such assistance has been diverted is beyond the scope of our assessment.” Administration officials also emphasized that the report was based on data that was more than six months old and argued that rigorous requirements for enhanced end-use monitoring are often impractical during active conflict.

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