The US will appoint an inspector to monitor financial aid to Ukraine.
Members of the Republican Party in the US Congress may ask for an inspector to be appointed to oversee the funding of aid to Ukraine to “prevent corruption”. This situation develops soon after the White House’s $24B request to Congress to approve another $24B to support Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden has put the defense of Ukraine against Russian invasion at the center of his foreign policy. The US has led the effort, rallying NATO and other allies to help Kyiv. But euphoria is giving way to fear against the background of a slow Ukrainian counteroffensive.
As Politico explains, Kyiv’s counteroffensive is deliberately slow to reduce casualties as the military wades through minefields and operates without air cover. But that slow pace has forced senior US officials to admit they don’t know how to measure progress. Polls show that Americans are growing weary of maintaining the stalemate Ukraine has found itself in on the battlefield, and Republicans are grasping at anything they see as an opportunity to foster disfavor with Biden’s objectives.