Ukraine aid scam: Only 30% of weapons shipped to besieged country have made it to the front lines
Most weapons shipped to Ukraine have not made it to the front lines. This is something Republican lawmakers have warned about when they opposed a $40 billion aid package.
quoted an NGO worker who said that only 30 percent of the Western weapons flooding into Ukraine are actually making it to the front lines of the country's war against Russia. It later updated the report, saying that the NGO worker gave the assessment in late April and that the delivery has since improved
However, the damage has been done.
"This is one of the reasons I voted 'no,'" said Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter, quoting the CBS News
She was one of 57 House Republicans who voted against the massive aid bill that was passed overwhelmingly in May with the support of all Democrats and most GOP lawmakers. The bill passed in Senate with a large 86-11 margin.
noted that getting weapons to the troops involved navigating a complex network of "power lords, oligarchs and political players." Amnesty International senior crisis adviser Donatella Rovera also told CBS
that there is really no information on where the weapons are going.
There has been a growing number of reports about Ukrainian corruption during the war. (Related: US weapons package for Ukraine includes 100 KILLER DRONES
German newspaper Die Welt
published extracts from Zelensky's biography, detailing "corruption on an industrial scale" over offshore deals. The New York Times
also reported about the "deep mistrust" between the White House and Zelensky.
Boebert: Majority of Ukraine aid is a scam
Meanwhile, Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said that scrutiny regarding the aid had been dismissed before the CBS
report was released. "How many people were called Russian bots for saying this exact same thing since March? Now, when CBS
says it, it’s perfectly fine. Whatever the case, glad the facts are out now. The majority of the Ukraine aid is a scam," she tweeted.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul delayed the Senate's vote on the bill by insisting on adding a provision appointing an inspector general to monitor how the money was being spent, but colleagues refused to include the oversight requirement and passed the massive package just days later.
A U.S. intelligence official told CNN
back in April that the arms shipments were dropping "into a big black hole" upon reaching Ukraine.
The 57 House Republicans who voted against the bill had been called out by critics for not supporting Ukraine.
Greene pointed out that the U.S. government had been sending billions of dollars in aid for Ukraine at a time when American mothers couldn't even buy formula milk for their babies. But Democrat lawmakers accused her of "standing with President Putin" in the face of Russian aggression.
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