The majority of the weaponry sent to Kyiv isn't reaching the front lines, according to a media source cited by two GOP congresswomen.
After a CBS News analysis revealed that just 30% of the Western weapons invading the nation are Kyiv'sorganizationreaching it to the front lines in Kyiv's fight with Russia, Republican senators felt vindicated for blocking a $40 billion Ukraine aid package.
US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) retweeted the CBS News article and stated on Twitter, "This [is] one of the reasons I voted 'no'." Greene was one of 57 House Republicans who opposed the sizable relief package that was overwhelmingly approved in May with the backing of all Democrats and the majority of GOP legislators. The bill was opposed by eleven Republicans in the Senate, where it was passed 86-11.
According to the CBS report, the majority of the weapons that have been approved for Ukraine by the US and Western Europe since Russia's military onslaught started in February have not reached Ukrainian forces. According to Jonas Ohman, the founder of a Lithuanian relief organization, traversing a complex network of "power lords, oligarchs, [and] political players" is necessary to get weaponry to the troops. Donatella Rovera, the senior crisis consultant for Amnesty International, told CBS that there is "basically no information" regarding the intended destination of the weapons.
Before the CBS story, Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) claimed that such scrutiny had been disregarded. How many people have been referred to as Russian bots since March for expressing the same thing? Now that CBS has said it, it is OK. In any event, I'm delighted the information is now public. Most of the help to Ukraine is fraudulent.
US Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) insisted on including including criticized a clause creating an inspector general to oversee how the money was spent, which caused the Senate to postpone voting on the Ukraine aid package. His colleagues passed the large package a few days later despite their refusal to include the supervision provision. In April, a US intelligence officer told CNN that when weapons supplies reached Ukraine, they "dropped into a massive black hole."
Critics including criticized Greene, Boebert, and other congressmen for not supporting Ukraine by voting against the aid bill. Democrats accused Greene of siding "with President Putin in the face of Russian aggression" when she claimed that the US government was concentrating on delivering billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine at a time when American women couldn't even afford to buy formula for their newborns. She was "repeating Putin's propaganda and misinformation," according to Maryland Representative Jamie Raskin, and "appeasing imperialist assaults on sovereign nations."
After Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) justified the Ukraine aid package by saying that "investing in the annihilation of our adversary's military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea," the Georgia politician got into a fight with a fellow Republican. "So you believe we are sponsoring a proxy war with Russia?" Greene asked in response. You convey the idea that Ukrainian lives are worthless and should be wasted. Simply used and discarded."
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