U.S. refuses to investigate Ukraine's military aid delay

Such an investigation could interfere with the Trump impeachment inquiry
12:17, 14 November 2019

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USA refuses to investigate delays in military aid to Ukraine. The decision was made by Inspector General of the US Department of Defense Glenn Fine, CNN reports.

Ministry apprehends that investigation could duplicate or interfere with Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

It should be noted that U.S. Senators have twice asked Fine to investigate the delay in military aid to Ukraine.

“We are disappointed that the Defense Department Office of the Inspector General has declined to investigate the Defense Department's delay of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding appropriated by Congress," Sen. Dick Durbin said in a letter.

Related: US Navy cancels routine Black Sea patrol after Trump's complaint

As we reported earlier, Russia and Europe adviser on the National Security Council Tim Morrison testified in the Congress that U.S. President Donald Trump delayed the military aid for Ukraine demanding the statement about initiating the investigation against Bidens and Ukrainian Burisma company. CNN reported it referring to the informed sources. 

Particularly, Morrison confirmed last week's testimony from Taylor, currently the top US diplomat in Ukraine, about interactions the two had regarding the President's efforts to press for investigations while US aid to Ukraine was held up. 

Morrison also said that US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland also confirmed that Trump would unblock the military aid for Ukraine in case the President of Ukraine or the Prosecutor General would announce the start of the investigation. 

Related: Pompeo explains Trump's administration policy on Ukraine

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