US (bbabo.net), - US lawmakers are likely to attempt to conduct audits of US government spending on aid to Ukraine. This was stated on Wednesday by the deputy leader of the Republican minority in the Senate of the US Congress, John Thune (from the state of South Dakota).
“I think there should be oversight of the funds that were allocated and directed for these purposes,” the senator said, answering questions from a Washington Post journalist.
According to Thune, the US is "benefiting" from the fighting in Ukraine because, as the Republican argues, there is a "reduction in Russia's ability to fight."
“This is obviously in the interests of American national security, obviously in the interests of NATO,” he said.
According to Thune, Washington should continue to provide military assistance to Kyiv.
“But this does not mean that we do not need to demand and ensure that the funds that we allocate are spent expediently and wisely, which would contribute to success in the war. I think there will be attempts to provide greater accountability for the funds that have already been allocated,” the legislator added.
Asked whether the US Congress would approve the White House's request for about $38 billion in additional funds to support Ukraine this year, Thune replied: "That remains to be seen."