Valery Chaly, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the US claimed that the US authorities are concerned in the efficiency of the security sector of Ukraine more than about the presence of the corruption in it. Chaly claimed this to Voice of America.
‘Of course, there is a corruption in the supply sphere. ProZorro system that began to be implemented in the Defense Ministry is a good sign. I think the issue is not only about corruption but about the reforming of the security sector. The efficiency of the security sector is the main point. The corruption in the defense sphere is not bigger than in other spheres in Ukraine but all funds here should come only for the defense of the country’, Chaly thinks.
According to him, the US understand that Ukraine is provided by the equipment but not by the money of the US taxpayers and the grand corruption is out of the question.
Earlier, according to the information of ABC from its sources in the White House, US President Donald Trump is to announce his approval of a plan to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. This plan is to include the anti-tank Javelin systems. The defense package of $47 million envisages selling 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launching systems to them.
As we reported Trump's Administration has approved the first ever U.S. commercial sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine, in a clear break from the de facto U.S. ban on arms sales of the Obama administration. The move was strongly supported by top Trump national security Cabinet officials and Congress but may complicate President Trump’s stated ambition to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin.