0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
320 $
JULY 2022

Much Of Washington’s $54 Billion Aid For Ukraine Will Be Stolen By Corrupt Officials

Support SouthFront

Much Of Washington’s $54 Billion Aid For Ukraine Will Be Stolen By Corrupt Officials

Illustrative Image

Congress set to approve eyewatering $54 billion in aid as American citizens continue to suffer.

Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst

US aid to Ukraine has reached astonishing heights ever since Russia launched its military operation on February 24, with continuous streams of arms, ammunition and intelligence provisions flowing into the country. At a time when living costs is becoming increasingly unbearable for the average American, Congress is poised to approve more than $40 billion in emergency funding to support Ukraine, an amount nearly three times greater than what the US has already committed. However, the efficiency of this aid is put into question considering systemic corruption in Ukraine and the short survival rate of Western weapons once they enter the country.

If Congress were to approve $40 billion, along with the $13.6 billion passed in March, the combined $53.7 billion is about 81% of Russia’s 2021 defense budget. Although it appears that the US is making a serious and committed effort for Ukrainian forces to overcome the Russian military, the difference this military aid would make is questionable since much of it will be destroyed by Russian aviation and missile strikes upon entry into Ukraine.

In March, Congress authorized $13.6 billion in aid, of which $6.9 billion will be sent through traditional foreign aid channels. This aid is supposed to go toward strengthening Ukraine’s security and economy, food assistance, healthcare and emergency assistance to refugees, as well as weapons. It is expected that the extra $40 billion, which will likely be approved by Congress, will be spent much in the same manner.

Ukraine has long been one of the more corrupt countries in the world, and there is no indication this has reversed just because of the war. In this way, it can be expected that much of the $53.7 billion will be stolen in corruption schemes orchestrated by Ukraine’s military, oligarchs and government officials. What is known is that $13.9 billion will indirectly go to the Kiev government so that ministries can continue to operate. $4.4 billion in emergency food aid will go to Ukraine (and other countries too). Finally, $900 million will go to housing, English language training, and trauma treatment for Ukrainian refugees.

According to The New York Times, the US has shown unprecedented generosity towards Kiev when Congress does not want to carry out critical economic stimulation measures. This is at a time when inflation is reaching unprecedented heights, fuel hits new records and grocery prices are unaffordable.

On May 12, Republican Senator Rand Paul opposed the bill to provide Ukraine with additional support. As he said: “We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy.” None-the-less, despite Rand Paul’s opposition, the Senate will likely pass the aid bill as he is the only one who has spoken out against it.

Although the aid package undoubtedly appears generous, Washington never makes such actions just out of charity and it can be expected that all aid is conditional. In early May, Biden signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 to expedite the delivery of US arms shipments to Ukraine.

The Lend-Lease Act was used during World War II to supply weapons to allied countries, partly on a reciprocal basis. The US supplied weapons, strategic materials, and food to Britain, the Soviet Union, the de Gaulle government in France, and China. But due to these aid packages, the UK owed $31.4 billion and the Soviet Union $10.9 billion. Although Washington canceled the UK’s debt, Russia only finished paying off the loan in 2006.

Kiev is not thinking about having to pay back all its debt as it expects that the West will cover the costs seeing as the Ukrainian economy has been struggling due to rampant corruption. Washington will inevitably claim compensation for the Lend-Lease Act – whether it be with the supply of cheap agricultural products, rights to build military bases on Ukrainian territory, the implementation of projects that benefit Western companies, or in a plethora of other ways.

Through such conditional aid, Ukraine is expected to continue its war effort against Russia instead of finding a peaceful solution. However, this will only prolong the suffering in Ukraine as this aid will make little difference considering a lot of the humanitarian aid will be stolen by corrupt officials and military aid will likely be destroyed by Russian forces as it enters the country – but Ukrainian taxpayers will still be expected to foot the bill.

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
57 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0use4msm

Kickbacks. It’s not a bug. It’s the main feature.

hash
hashed
Ricardo2000

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), 1936: ‘We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace – business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.’ Ninety years later nothing has changed in US-NAYOYO countries.

Most of the money will never leave the US for any place but secret accounts. Ukrainian defence is based in Switzerland and designed to protect oligarch money. Like all other US-NAYOYO collaborators, constant whining for support is just a way get more money from aid flow ‘skim’ before defeat ends the good times. As the whining gets louder, the war’s end gets closer. This explains Zelenskiy’s begging for more money.

Ernest Hemingway: “Anyone who loves freedom owes such a debt to the Red Army that it can never be repaid.”

Ukraine is a failed state that hasn’t been able to offer its citizens work, hope and human rights since it was formed. The idea the most corrupt nation on Earth could wage a successful war is laughable. Russia has won this war because they attack, defend, and move their units when and where they please. All the AFU can do is suffer, retreat on foot, and let Banderite Nazis shoot unwilling conscripts in the back.

Thomas Paine: ”To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

https://www.thepostil.com/the-military-situation-in-the-ukraine/

Col. Jacques Baud – Swiss Military Intelligence (April 11, 2022): “The Ukrainian army was then in a deplorable state. In October 2018, after four years of war, the chief Ukrainian military prosecutor, Anatoly Matios, stated that Ukraine had lost 2,700 men in the Donbass: 891 from illnesses, 318 from road accidents, 177 from other accidents, 175 from poisonings (alcohol, drugs), 172 from careless handling of weapons, 101 from breaches of security regulations, 228 from murders and 615 from suicides. In fact, the army was undermined by the corruption of its cadres and no longer enjoyed the support of the population. According to a British Home Office report, in the March/April 2014 recall of reservists, 70 percent did not show up for the first session, 80 percent for the second, 90 percent for the third, and 95 percent for the fourth. In October/November 2017, 70% of conscripts did not show up for the “Fall 2017” recall campaign. This is not counting suicides and desertions (often over to the autonomists), which reached up to 30 percent of the workforce in the [Donbass republic] area. Young Ukrainians refused to go and fight in the Donbass and preferred emigration, which also explains, at least partially, the demographic deficit of the country.”

Ukrainians voted 75% for Zelenskiy because he appeared as an outsider who promised peace and negotiations with Russia. They were betrayed. As the quote above by Col. Baud notes massive numbers, amounting to complete disgust, refused to join the Ukraine Army. This made a mercenary force essential, and an unstable AFU army inevitable.

William Casey (CIA Director 1981-1987): “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

Russians have heard all the promises, watched the treaties signed and quickly ignored. They know of the racist genocides committed and planned. It won’t be the vacuous opinions of irrelevant Westerners that define this war. It will be blunt demands and brutal facts on the ground that define Ukraine’s public defeat. This war will end with NAYOYO humiliated, and Russian tanks shaking the ground at Ukraine’s western borders.

Henry Kissinger (Washington Post): “For the West, the demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one.”

Last edited 1 month ago by Ricardo2000
Bonami1776

Really well said, thank you!

Kent McLellan takes it up the ass

Jews giving jews more money and ripping off ordinary citizens. What’s new…

hash
failed
Jens Holm.

1) Yeeerrh all we non jews run away naked.

2) We dont live in houses. The jews has taken them. They all are empty because jews lives in palaces.

3) When its raining, we are in groups under small umbrellas apary from working 16 hours a day.

4) We hardly gets paid. By that the Jews can sell their stuff.

And there we go again. Go to 1)

White Warrior

Ok Shlomo.

Iren

This is how a Jew immediately gives himself away !! take a breath at last!!

Jens Holm.

Its fine and perfect where I live. It might be better where You live if the jews took over.

Here those nive people donate each of us 60.000 dollars in GDP. Vomen makes about 25.000 of them. Thats more then arab men even Our women has no oil under their behind.

So we might behave nicer being rewarded for skills and hard work. Before that we has made good schools, which are free. We have made educations, which are free too.

By that we are able to be good taxpayers and also has free hospitals, almost free healthcare and a pension as well as many other addictions.

We sont recognice Your Jew version. We se poor people with no education as lazybum sunni keep the same for the next 100 generations well. Some are named Babuskas.

So why should Jews and the rest of us reward something like that. If You want to live poor and in the dark its Your choise by Your home made traditions. We has the right to choose Our own lives too.

Dont blame us for, what You systematicly deny to do.

Its typical for msot areas and countries with many poor they dont invest in education in a solidary way or its not even allowed but strictly forbidden(mainly for women).

White Warrior

This.

Michigan Man

Yes, the secure delivery of the military aid might indeed become a problem. NATO needs to secure 4 things, in order to win this war. 1st keep the air eighter dominated by Ukraine or at least 50/50. To achieve this the cheapest solution will be thousands of drones and some pin-point long-range missile strikes on russian air-defence installations in eastern ukraine and the near russian border regions.

2nd keep the flow of volunteer fighters at high amount so to always have a 3 to 1 or 5 to 1 ration avantage number of fighters battling the russian invaders. This will make the fighting much easier for the ukrainian defenders.

3rd deeply invest in escalating the guerilla warfare in the areas occupied by the russian invaders, so that the death toll of the invaders keeps being unsustainable forthe invaders at the medium and long run.

4th escalate the war to different fronts. For example Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Aserbaidschan border region, Usbekistan, Khazastan, Transnistria etc. Pump Georgia full of weapons and military advisors and then take Georgia into NATO as quick as possible.

This way you will overstrech the russian ability to wage effective war. We already see first results in Syria, where now russian forces are partly withdrawn because Putin needs them in Ukraine. This kind of dynamic is right and will lead to the russian invaders in Ukraine being bled to death in the long run.

From time to time NATO needs to take out the big hammer, of course not openly but by proxy. There can be special incidents like sudden death of Kadyrov (like Soleimani) or some suddenly sinking or disappearing ships of the russian trade fleet on the big big oceans. Also the delivery to Ukraine of large amounts and pro-active use of white phosphorous ammunitions, onto the enemy positions eighter through drones, artillery or missile-strikes should be immeditately activated to empty the pool of active russian military personal in Ukraine.

If NATO sticks to this 4 things, the war will be unwinnable for Russia militarily (excluding the use of nuclear weapons of course). NATO just need to beware of the growing danger of economy collapse in the coming years, wherefore a true NATO command would of course press for and end of all COVID related orders and economy blockings.

But as we all know, both sides USA&EU as well as Russia and China are jew-controlled, and hence it is likely that the real plan is to push USA&EU into totally destructive stupid war of exhaustion, and then afterwards China as new NWO/JWO leader will take it all, or at least be the real winner of this whole thing, pre-planned by the jews and their global central bank system.

But it is not taking place, if the people in USA, EU and Russia wake up, and realize their real enemy, the enemy fighting them from behind, who planned all this decades ago already, and wants all of us dead. If mankind realizes the Jew as the true enemy, then things might take another turn, and peace and prosperity can be established in not to far future. But if mankind continues to walk blindly and not gets what’s really taking place, then for sure, we will all be fucked big time ! That’s for sure !

Last edited 1 month ago by Michigan Man
Michel LeBlanc

Your insisting on prolonging this war to enrich joe biden, you realize that right?

Thats what the article is about morron.

andy

MUCH OF WASHINGTON’S $54 BILLION AID FOR UKRAINE WILL BE STOLEN BY CORRUPT OFFICIALS , NO SHIT SHERLOCK

hash
hashed
Last edited 1 month ago by andy
Jens Holm.

Your conclusion of course is, that we dont support Ukraine.

Thats not even true. Ukra and Russian Oligarcs invest in western economics, where investments pays off. They also create a lot of jobs here.

Those Olgarcs has more influence in west then Zelinsky and Putin has.

vuf vuf mijav oink

White Warrior

Ok Shlomo.

Jens Holm.

I hate things about the really rich ones jews or not.

Im just low midle class. I have a house, a summerhouse, free hospital no matter what. free ambulance and almost free healthcare. I soon will have a Goverment paid pension.

Also am a smale stockholder as well as has saved to extra pesion.

We are number one i low corruption as well as in fair police and courts. All minorities are equal. We have equal right for gender, which avaoid many confrontations.

I have good not expensive clothe, I can shower, I have TV with 15 channels. internet but not for fast games, I have a garden with as lot of tres for fruit and buskhes for berries, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots etc.

Almost all here also are small stockholders bought by own income and into pension, which pays dividend every year.

If I had none of that I would make changes or try to.

We are organised as country in a social contract. If we educate and are flexible in jobs are there on time and also use soap now and then, they emplyers pay us well. By that we pay a lot of tax. The employers also pay a lot of company tax.

I have beteen jobs a few times, but I have been paid at least some money. When there has been high unimployment rate the goverment makes temporary well paid jobs.

By that I dont care about some few rich ones has more then one golden bathtub.

I have no envy

FJB

Pro tip: Buy hooked on phonics. The Jethro Bodine version.

Jens Holm.

never heard about him. I lookes up. If You say so I might be as Mr Bodine.

Sörenson

Also I usually support your posts, this time I cannot, because you obviously not realize what it is what jews do, and what their aim is. You seem to have not the slidest clue tregarding that topic. So please, I urge you: Read the Talmud !

Jens Holm.

Thats crap. I know all verses. You can find semilar things in the Christian bible as well as the Muslim pendant.

In all three camps You can find those fanatics.

Instead You should do as Jews and most people here in west do. We make good schools, make good educations, we find a job we can handle well by skills(talent) and hard work.

We are paid by hour and not b family relations. 80% in Denmark work for others. Most companies has many owners by stockholding.

We tax the companies well. We get a lot in salery as well. The sallery then aís taxed hard, so we as well as the companies makes a lot of things equal for all.

We pay into pension as well. We get almost the same pension(poor gets addings). But Our pension also is investments in shares. By that Our money grow even when we are retired.

And for the moment we even are number on in low corruption, best fair police and court systems. Some say we are the most happy ones too.

By that its also told we have a lot of control of any money flow. Its also an obligation we work and educate as much as we can to feed Ourselves. If You can work only 10 thours its ok. If can work 30 hours but slow its ok. But You cant just stay on Your sofa doing nothing.

It is something for something.

We invented windpower and 50% of Our electricty is covered by wind. We build out because we has to have more electric cars and save some fossils too.

Our economy is + + and we make 60.000 as GDP pr capita.

Its not about whats in a Talmud. Its about whats not in You. You make jews into a scapegoats of the worst. You lie for Yourself. But the problem is You dont treat the Jews and mabee others well, because they dont want You kind of lives.

I allow me to add women and men are equal here. That goes for LGBTs as well. By that we hardly have no infected confrontations.

Michigan Man

Sorry, but I guess further or later you will understand the things and their grim importance which you do not know yet.You obviously do not realize the difference between jews their talmud and all the other religions.

Btw. Tell me how often did for example a muslim government forced you or people in Denmark to close shops because of a fictional virus, and wear health-masks, and try to press you to let some jewish poisonous shit being pumped into your vains ?

I tell you, also no true christian government would allow that shit to happen. So if you have true muslim or true christian government in Denmark then the “mRNA vaccination rate” ( read: acceptance for jewish death-jabs) should be close to zero. So how many people in percentage got “vaccinated” in Denmark ???

Please answer the question. From this answer you and everybody can see the truth then.

Please tell me, and then we can talk about how good, or nice, christian, or free, godly etc. Denmark and its government is or is not.

Money is no calculature to weigh truth. All the prosperity and culture will be in vain, when large percentage of population is deadly poisoned. The wealth will go to the “new settlers”, the muslim hordes which the jews led into europe, they will take it and benefit from your work and death. You know, I am not your enemy. I am just a warner and I tell you.

Beware, of the jews. A deadly snake, even if painted in black and white stripes like a Zebra, still keeps being a deadly snake and not a Zebra. Those who forget that, will end dead, more quick then they can imagine. The Evil is not a fiction, but the devil wants us to believe he doesn t exist.

And guys like obviously you fall for his trick, thinking ” oh I have done it, I have enough money, my life is nice nobody can touch me, everybody is my friend… lalalal”. and that’s when the hammer hits.

True Christian countries you can search for them very long, so far I didn t find any. There are true and small good christian communities all over the world , in Africa, in Europe, in South America yes.

True Muslim countries are likely only Afghanistan, and Chechnya Caucasus Emirate of Ichkeria) before Russia destroyed it. Afghanistan has a near to ZERO vaccination rate, and Taliban swore already 20 years ago to shot everybody coming with a syringe to them to inject whatever shit into their countrymen bodies. And that’s a it.

And now look, who kicked the Russians out ? The USA and the Jews out ? The Brith Empire out ? These tiny true muslim band of men, and there forefathers did. Not because they had that much wealth, or overly strong weapons, but because they had the will to do so, had strong faith, were true muslims, and realized the enemy, and don t allowed themselves to be fooled by the devil !

Last edited 1 month ago by Michigan Man
Disinfo

Russia can show the world Biden and NATO’s corruption by winning in the Ukraine, otherwise they can STFU!

hash
hashed
Lunar

well they are taking over a few cities and Ukraine has not put troops across the boarder, granted they pushed back Russians in few regions. However, the overall conflict is still going on Russia’s favour and Russians have nearly cleared the the lughansk region of Ukraine forces and over half the donbass regions is under their control, Crimea is still in Russian hands too. plus they seem to still have air dominance as missiles are flying over and hititng western regions.

On the other hand Nato has only 5% if its man power there and has spent only 6.5% of its total budget. So, they could turn it around but the cost do so is much higher than it was with in the first few month Russia’s invasion.

Last edited 1 month ago by Lunar
Jens Holm.

I partly agree. Hoping for Ukraine I see they now are bombarding Izium well and try to move east of Kharkov. Thats very difficult but the long range artillery is comming.

We will see. I there is no changes at Izium the next 14 days I will say 51 to 49 to the Russians.

Ukras seemes to have about 4 brigades almost having fulfilled their education.

Jens Holm.

All maps and statistics says Russia and Ukrain are much more corrupt then Russia.

So what do You propose. Should we give money to Putin, Lavrov, Medvedev or the famous warlord from Izium?

Dr. Philip Nash

Joe Biden is paying back the favour to Ukraine for hiring Hunter Biden for a lucrative no work job

hash
failed
Jens Holm.

Its so funny the Hunter still is haunting You.

Im sure the president is not proud about it. Its very difficult to be in Ukraine as well as Russia and not be related at least some to corners of corruption.

Lance Ripplinger

The money laundering going into Ukraine is staggering. If the money was having any effect on the Donbass front, then explain why Ukrainian forces are being destroyed. Where the hell is all the money going, because it is not going to help the intended people it is claimed to be.

hash
hashed
Jens Holm.

The Ukrainian military foces there are not being destroyed at all. Its not even related to any money laundering.

If I put my antivirus program or soap on You, You would be gone within 60 seconds forever.

None can see which people You refer to as intended. Its more as You only has bad intensions Yourself.

Whiskey1Bravo

The deep state want a war between Russian and America. To keep people from learning about their sick and evil actions they are doing around the world and to weaken both countries greatly so its easier for them to take control everywhere. The white hats so to speak know about this and have been and are taking out the deep state in an private war that been ongoing for years now and the deep state is losing big time. There will be no active U.S. troops send into Ukraine and stolen election not POTUS Biden when he first enter office was never given the launch codes to conduct a nuclear strike. Which was keep in the hands of the white hats. Both which the deep state wanted to happen and will “Thanks GOD” not happen. Russia will beat the deep state and the evil government of Ukraine and more proof will be exposed to the world about all these traitors worldwide who sold out their own country and people for money, power and fame. Watch the news. Its is all going to be expose soon to all. WWG1WGA

hash
hashed
Jens Holm.

Grow potatoes.

Anonymous

It won’t even get out of the bank intact.

hash
hashed
Nigel Maund

The USA has become, with its client and vassal State Ukraine, the most corrupt country on the face of the planet. The Americans are “the white Nigerians” and that’s being very unkind to the Nigerians, many of whom struggle to survive!!

hash
hashed
Jens Holm.

Who took may Armata. Where is my Armata. They took all my vodka as well.

Come back. Russia only made one , and I have it.

My number two is plastic just as the many S300 and S400 in Syria.

Even it look likes a pregnant cow its mine.

hash
hashed
Yuri

nazi moron jens—not sufficient attention from other senile 80 year old morons must humiliate herself at SF

Jnoub

Makes you wonder if USA will just suddenly give Ukraine 50 billion in aid, I wonder how much aid israel is really getting because it’s certainly no where near 4 billion/year

hash
failed
War

Funny thing is US Senator said this amount of money US must borrow from China.

hash
hashed
JayLindberg

A lot of those corrupt government officials stealing this money will be our own government officials. Who knows, the democrats might finance another stolen Election cycle

hash
hashed
Yuri

only 4 trillion $ wasted to be sodomized by taliban—amerikants are morons

hash
failed
Management

Why do these people keep coming on here and tell everyone how much money they make online? I mean, you’d think they keep it to themselves and not waste their time posting this stuff.

hash
hashed
CrniBlack

Before the armed conflict AK47 with five magazines loaded on Kiev market was around 1000-1500 euro now it’s probably around 300-500 range because it was uncle Joe’s present for winning the Eurovision thus I’ve got it for free or a euro per piece. If anyone the above is propaganda info than they don’t know anything about this war. I lived in one like this but learned what not to do hence can write an opinion.

hash
hashed
Last edited 1 month ago by CrniBlack
lucas grijander

Ukrainians are so similar to russians. Specially regarding corupton among their officials.

hash
hashed
hipp

Sending weapons and other sensitive things (advanced drones , night vision goggles, etc) into Ukraine have another BIG RISK, most of these will being smuggled by Ukraine’s soldiers and voluntiers, filling terrorist movements with them – javelins anti-aircraft systems , TOW anti-vehicle systems….nice toys for bad people, very hard to destroy into wild gray zones….

hash
hashed
Martillo

Fake money from Slumville USSA to a fake gubermint in a fake country. What could go wrong already did. Meanwhile the Pentacon mutts and the Washing town sewer rats are leading the angloZionaZi empire of shit to its long overdue collapse.

Get the civil war reloaded in Slumville already. The world has the popcorn for the greatest show of the century. Karma is beautiful.

hash
hashed
WT Baker

In the meantime the US population suffers from decades of the intentional destruction of it’s physical economy which is the dynamic of all the violence, drug addiction, suicide, homelessness, unemploymen and under-employment. Billions of worthless dollars for perpetual warfare and nothing for real human development.

hash
failed
Bill Desmond

So they can pay hunter Biden. and the rest of the corupt politicians kids and george soros

hash
failed
Elgar

Both US and Russia have their own military industrial complexes. Corruption is also common inside Russian military industry.

hash
hashed
Skip Ski-pan-sky

MOST.?? Well I guess that’s better than ALL.

BUCK!!! Foe Jiden 🖕

hash
hashed
Terry

No surpises there really. Anyone remember the Penatagon audit nearly 10 yeasrs back when $1 trilliion could not be accounted for. A lot of their ‘military spending’ spending is pure graft. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least 50% of the cost of any item is just pure cream for the parasitic share-holder class. Even when they can account for some spending, it’s of the ‘$500 for a toilet seat’ varierty. If all that money was actaully spent as claimed, then they should have conquered the known fucking universe by now. I actually feel sorry for average American who has no input on this at all other than being shafted for the bill, and other countries (including targets) who invloluntarily pay as well through the fee-loading dollar reserve currecny scam. These scumbags make the mafia look like a sunday school operation.

hash
hashed
57
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x