(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The Pentagon’s Inspector General, General Robert Storch, plans to look into potential corruption in Ukraine related to the massive outside funding it has received to fund its war with Russia.
Storch reportedly has over 20 audits planned, to be enacted by “close to 100 people engaged in oversight right now related to Ukraine,” the Daily Wire reported.
“We’re really covering the waterfront…in terms of security assistance,” Storch said.
Ukraine, which is notoriously corrupt, could undermine the trust of foreign governments if they discover that their funding has been woefully misused. According to Storch, Ukraine has to spend a good deal of its foreign aid simply to oversee the distribution of that aid.
“They acknowledge that they are fighting a two-front battle,” a senior official in Storch’s office said, adding that the Ukrainians must deal with enemies both at home and abroad.
“They are fighting the Russians and they were fighting internal corruption … Many of the people that, you know, would normally have helped fight the corruption battle on the frontlines are fighting the Russians.”
According to the Defense Department, delivering money to Ukraine is considered “high risk” by many.
Other unnamed officials from the Pentagon noted that the theft of weapons systems sent to Ukraine has been and continues to be a serious concern.
“DOD procures the most advanced systems in the world, there are many entities, to include foreign nations as well as criminal groups, that want to get their hands on weapons technology, etc.,” the official said.
Such concerns, however, have not stopped Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from demanding more and more money from the United States.
“U.S. support in all fields has been vital for [Ukraine’s] success on the battlefield,” the ungrateful Ukrainian said. “We’re counting on your continued support and further U.S. assistance to bring our common victory closer.”
Some have also speculated that Zelenskyy may have used American weapons to launch attacks in Russian territory–an action that U.S. officials strictly prohibited.