At the end of September, a new Pentagon team will start working in Ukraine to monitor the use of American aid. This was reported by CNN, referring to the Inspector General of the US Department of Defense.
According to the information, since the end of August, a high-ranking US representative has already been working in Ukraine, and by the end of the month, additional staff will join him. They will be based at the US Embassy in Kyiv.
The decision is connected with the calls from Republicans for stricter control over the use of US aid by Ukraine. A report by the Pentagon's inspector general says that the US ability to track billions of dollars in aid going to Ukraine has faced "problems" due to the limited presence of US specialists.
In October 2022, the report also noted that at the beginning of the hostilities, "criminals, volunteer fighters, and arms dealers in Ukraine tried to steal some of the weapons and equipment provided by the West before it was discovered by Ukrainian intelligence."