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US State Department representative Ned Price
The US will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts to implement important anti-corruption reforms.
The resignations, which may be related to cases of corruption in the Ukrainian government, are not related to the financial, military and humanitarian aid that the USA provides to Kyiv. This was stated on Tuesday, January 24, by the representative of the US State Department, Ned Price, who is quoted by The New York Times.
He stated that Joe Biden’s administration “is not aware of any abuse of American aid” in Ukraine and noted that the supplies and funds that the United States provides to Ukraine are subject to close supervision.
“We take extremely seriously our responsibility to ensure proper oversight of all forms of American aid we provide to Ukraine,” he said.
At the same time, Price acknowledged that the devastation caused by the Russian invasion has complicated efforts to track weapons, as well as economic and humanitarian aid, that Washington has sent to Kyiv.
“There are challenges associated with the current situation, in which our Ukrainian partners are at the epicenter of a brutal attack by the Russian Federation. But we take this commitment seriously, and we have the ability to take measures to ensure such reporting,” he said. .
The representative of the State Department emphasized that the US welcomes Zelensky’s “quick and decisive actions” and significant efforts to combat corruption and bring officials to justice when they “do not fulfill the duties assigned to them.”
Price added that the United States will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts to implement important anti-corruption reforms.
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