Publication reports Kyiv needs at least $3 billion a month .
Officials from the Pentagon and the US State Department warned authorities in Kyiv during their visit to Ukraine that they will have to account for the billions of dollars received in military aid.< /p>
According to the Washington Post, the warning came in connection with corruption in Ukraine, which has surfaced over the past ten years.
Quoted by media, the warning sounded like, “Be prepared to account for everything we give you. And keep fighting corruption.
State Department spokeswoman Diana Shaw told reporters that during the meeting with Kyiv leaders, all US taxpayers' expectations were conveyed directly to Ukrainian officials, and related to “transparency and the responsibility ” ; both the aid received and the way in which it was used.
The publication notes that, despite the work done by Kyiv to reduce the budget deficit, Ukraine still needs financing at least once a month.
According to Deputy Finance Minister Olga Zykova, the amount that should be received 12 times a year is $3 billion. It is known that the United States and the EU are ready to issue $30 billion in 2023.
Zykova said that there is still $10 billion needed and authorities relied on assistance from other countries and international banks, including the IMF.
According to WP, as of mid-January, the total amount of assistance provided to the #39;Ukraine from the EU amounted to 49 billion euros, On preferential terms the country will receive another 18 billion.The volume of military assistance in monetary terms will increase. 39; amounted to 10 billion euros.
Previously, Topnews wrote that the US administration announced the supply of tanks to Ukraine under contracts with manufacturers. According to US President Biden, a battalion of 31 M1 Abrams will arrive in Ukraine.