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Congressman McCarthy commented on his position on cutting aid to Kyiv.

Congressman McCarthy commented on his position on cutting aid to Kyiv.

The leader of the Republicans in the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, who advocates the reduction of American aid to Ukraine, said that his position on this issue has not changed after the speech of Vladimir Zelensky.

Earlier, Zelensky arrived in Washington, where he held talks with US President Joe Biden and addressed the US Congress.

“I think it was a very good speech … My position has never changed. I support Ukraine, but I never support a blank check. We want to make sure that there is accountability for all the money that we spend,” McCarthy said.

Earlier it was reported that the US authorities are trying to use various means, including blockchain technologies, to check where the aid sent to Ukraine goes. McCarthy himself has previously said that he is not against aid to Ukraine, but will not allow the continuation of the practice of “open checks”, when tens of billions of dollars are allocated without audit and accountability.


In November, Republicans in the US House of Representatives introduced a bill on the audit of allocated funds for aid to Ukraine. Later, Michael McCall, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned of tightening oversight and a move to a more responsible approach to providing assistance to Ukraine.