A US Congresswoman has criticized the US-discussed US $ 40 billion aid package for Ukraine. The financial support for Kyiv is a money laundering system and the US leadership wants to use the money to finance NGOs belonging to relatives.
US financial support for Ukraine is very similar to a money laundering scheme. This was pointed out by US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday in the podcast “The Truth With Lisa Boothe”. The money supposedly destined for Ukrainians ends up in the pockets of “non-profit organizations and NGOs,” which are often run by people close to Washington politicians, Greene said. She explained:
“They want to allocate $40 billion to Ukraine, and that $40 billion comes on top of the funds already paid. That brings it to $53 billion. That’s more than two-thirds of the total annual budget of the US State Department .”
The US Congresswoman was referring to the latest aid package that is currently under consideration by the US Senate.
According to Greene, US officials do this to ultimately fund non-governmental organizations (NGOs) run by “their families and friends.” She added:
“It’s basically like money laundering.”
The MEP believes that this money should instead be spent on things like fighting homelessness or human trafficking within the US, which have “reached record levels”. Greene emphasized:
“Our taxpayers’ money is like a big bribe fund for criminal activities, and that has to end.”
Of the upcoming $40 billion aid package, $900 million will go to “qualified organizations and NGOs for care, housing and medical supplies,” the congresswoman said, adding that these organizations “are eligible for any help.” come that the US government can give them”.
Washington also plans to allocate $150 million to global farm and food programs at a time when US farmers are “on the brink of bankruptcy,” Greene said. She added that she spoke to farmers in her constituency over the past week and found that they “have been so badly damaged by inflation and high fuel, chemical and fertilizer costs that they are not even breaking even”.
The congresswoman accused the US of hypocrisy for its alleged desire to “help the Ukrainian people”. Washington is pouring money into Ukraine but completely ignoring other conflicts in the world,” she noted, adding that while Ethiopia is embroiled in a civil war that has killed thousands and displaced millions, the US is not aware of it Greene emphasized:
“This is such hypocrisy. It’s not about saving lives, it’s about Ukraine.”
Greene isn’t the only one concerned about the transparency of US spending on aid to Ukraine. Last week, a quick vote on Ukraine’s $40 billion aid package was blocked by Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. He called for the appointment of a special inspector general to oversee the use of the massive aid package.
Paul insisted that his proposal be included in the relevant bill, so once the US Senate passes it, the revised law would have to go back to the US House of Representatives for a new vote. He noted that the latest package would total US aid to Ukraine since the conflict began in February at $60 billion, almost as much as Russia spends annually on its entire defense budget. The US senator also argued that in order to provide aid to Kyiv, the US would have to increase its debt and inflation.
Greene himself was among the 57 Republican MPs who have twice voted against aid to Ukraine. However, both aid packages received overwhelming support in the US House of Representatives and passed by a vote of 368 to 57.
On Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged US support to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during his visit to Kyiv. He also promised to pass the aid package mentioned and “get the job done”.
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