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Bloomberg: State Department unblocked aid to Ukraine before Trump’s order

According to the Agency, the employees of the department concluded that the White House and the American leader himself do not have the authority to freeze the allocation of funds of approximately $ 140 million.

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump gave the state Department in September this year decided to resume the allocation of financial assistance to Ukraine before the corresponding order. On Saturday by Bloomberg reported.

As it notes, Trump previously stated that he ordered the resumption of the allocation of these funds on September 11. According to Agency sources, the state Department decided to do this a few days earlier. Employees of the US foreign Ministry did so because they conducted a trial with the involvement of lawyers and came to the conclusion that the administration and budget office of the White House and the American leader himself does not have the authority to freeze the allocation of these funds in the amount of approximately $140 million through the state Department.

In late August, Politico reported that Trump had ordered a review of military aid to Ukraine. As the newspaper noted, the head of state wanted to make sure that the money is used in the best way from the interests of the United States. Trump announced on October 2 that Ukraine’s military funding was unlocked at the request of Republican Senator Rob Portman and some other lawmakers. At the same time, the American leader described Ukraine during the presidency of Petro Poroshenko as a country with “colossal corruption.”