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Pentagon OIG Report Details Ukraine Corruption

By    |   Friday, 17 May 2024 12:42 PM EDT

The Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General released a report Thursday detailing its oversight in Ukraine as they continue their war with Russia.

The report looked at the U.S.’ response to Russia’s invasion from Jan. 1 through March 31. The OIG recently launched UkraineOversight.gov to increase transparency regarding U.S. assistance and how it is being overseen.

The U.S. spent $113 billion in the first quarter of 2024, including security and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, as well as security assistance to NATO allies and other partners, funding to support the U.S. military presence in Europe, and the replenishment of military stocks provided to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Law enforcement initiated investigations related to misuse of funds, closing two investigations related to fraud, corruption, theft, program irregularities, and counter-proliferation of technology.  

A Ukraine Fraud and Corruption Investigative Working Group was established to coordinate with other law enforcement partners, maintaining a hotline to receive specific complaints.

The DOD OIG hotline received 20 allegations related to Ukraine, while the State Department OIG received 19 and USAID OIG received 24.

Last month, a Ukrainian court ordered the detention of the country’s farm minister amid corruption allegations.

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects Solskyi reportedly headed an organized crime group that between 2017 and 2021 unlawfully obtained land worth 291 million hryvnias ($6.85 million) and attempted to obtain other land worth 190 million hryvnias ($4.47 million).

The country is trying to root out corruption that has long dogged the country. A dragnet over the past two years has seen Ukraine’s defense minister, top prosecutor, intelligence chief and other senior officials lose their jobs.

The Associated Press Contributed to this report

Sam Barron

Sam Barron has almost two decades of experience covering a wide range of topics including politics, crime and business.

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The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General released a report Thursday detailing its oversight in Ukraine as they continue their war with Russia. The report looked at the U.S.' response to Russia's invasion from Jan. 1 through March 31. The OIG recently launched...
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