US President Donald Trump called Ukraine one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
According to the American leader, Ukraine has a striking situation with corruption crimes at the time of coming to power of the current President Vladimir Zelensky in May this year. Trump stressed that Ukraine — one of the first in the world on this indicator. “I did not want to give money to a country that is so corrupt,” US President said.
At the end of August, Trump instructed to freeze the budget money intended for this purpose for the time of the audit. On the instructions of the President began checking how the allocated funds are spent in the interests of Washington. The US Congress said it would seek to provide military assistance to Kyiv against the will of the head of state. On September 12, it became known about the administration’s decision to unfreeze the funds.
In addition to funds from the Pentagon, in 2019 Kyiv will receive $ 445 million through the state Department. Taking into account these funds over the past five years, the US has allocated Ukraine about 1.5 billion dollars for the development of the army.