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The Congress demanded that the Pentagon report on spending on Ukraine.

The Congress demanded that the Pentagon report on spending on Ukraine.

The US House Oversight Committee has demanded that the Pentagon report on the cost of supporting Kyiv, Congressman James Comer said on his website.

According to him, since the beginning of the Russian special operation, the US Congress has provided more than $113 billion for the supply of defense, humanitarian, economic and administrative assistance to Ukraine.

“It is critical that the government entities that control these funds ensure that they are spent as intended to reduce the risk of waste, fraud and abuse,” Comer said.

The head of the committee noted that reports on the expenditure of allocated funds were also requested from the State Department and the USAID Agency for International Development.

According to a letter sent to the heads of the three departments, they must provide the requested information by March 8. Congressmen are interested in the period from February 24 last year.

In November, the United States introduced a draft law on the audit of funds allocated for assistance to Ukraine. Later, Michael McCall, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, warned of tougher oversight and a more responsible approach to providing support to Kyiv.

The leader of the Republican minority in the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, in turn, said that he would not allow the continuation of the practice of “open checks”, when tens of billions of dollars are allocated without audit and accountability.
At the end of January, US Ambassador to Kyiv Bridget Brink announced the arrival in Ukraine of inspectors from US agencies involved in the audit of aid.