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Pentagon launches website for oversight of US aid to Ukraine

The Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General has launched a new website to improve transparency in the oversight of US aid to Ukraine and “keep American taxpayers informed.”
Pentagon launches website for oversight of US aid to Ukraine

The Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General (IG) unveiled a new website on 19 March aimed at enhancing transparency regarding the oversight of US weapons and equipment sent to Ukraine.

Amidst delays in new funding for Ukraine by congressional Republicans, who demand better accounting for the arms delivered, the website intends to shed light on the diligent work of over 20 US oversight agencies grouped under the Ukraine Oversight Interagency Working Group.

“The website serves as a convenient, one-stop shop for individuals looking to understand our comprehensive efforts to oversee the utilization of taxpayer dollars in the US response to Ukraine,” stated Pentagon IG Robert Storch.

Offering resources and information, the site details the collective effort to ensure that aid to Ukraine is not misappropriated. It encourages visitors to report any suspicions of fraud, waste, or misuse associated with the aid, reinforcing the commitment to transparency and accountability.

Furthermore, the website features fact sheets on the US’s substantial aid to Ukraine, totaling $113.4 billion since the onset of Russia’s invasion in 2022, and outlines ongoing oversight projects by agencies to prevent the misuse of weapons.

Despite some issues identified by Storch’s office in tracking aid to Ukraine, no significant problems of waste, fraud, or misuse have been discovered. Diana Shaw, acting inspector general for the Department of State, emphasized that “Ukraine oversight is our number one priority” and lauded the website as a vital tool to keep American taxpayers informed.

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