Pentagon Admits $62 Million in Taxpayer-Funded Ukraine Military Aid Was ‘Lost or Destroyed’

Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense (DOD) has admitted to losing $62 million in taxpayer funds in the form of military aid sent to Ukraine.

However, according to a new report released on Wednesday, the Pentagon doesn’t actually know what happened to the weapons aid.

The DOD admitted that the weapons aid has but “lost or destroyed” but doesn’t know which.

The $62 million in weapons were designated for end-use monitoring (EEUM).

Unfortunately for American taxpayers, those weapons have since mysteriously disappeared, according to a Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General report (OIG) report.

The OIG report notes that alleged problems in reporting and tracking between U.S. and Ukrainian forces left an information gap as to what equipment may have been destroyed, lost, or diverted through November 2023.

The Pentagon has had consistent problems tracking U.S. aid to Ukraine since the Eastern European nation’s endless war with Russia began in 2022.

The inspector general report states:

“The absence of timely and complete EEUM loss reporting, along with the lack of thorough analysis of the loss reports, impedes the DoD’s understanding of any potential violations on EEUM‑designated defense articles

“This increases the risk that the DoD could lose accountability over EEUM‑designated defense articles provided to Ukraine.”

The U.S. European Command’s (USEUCOM) Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) hadn’t consistently obtained routine or thorough loss reports from Ukrainian forces.

The failure occurred despite in-place protocols and standards, according to the inspector general report.

On average, the time it took from the initial loss of a “defense” item to the time of the final loss report was 301 days.

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However, requirements call for a roughly 30-day report.

Additionally, the OIG report reveals that the U.S. forces tasked with tracking did not conduct a proper analysis of existing loss reports for the risk of weapons being captured by Russian forces.

The report was unable to ascertain whether U.S. weapons assistance had been diverted.

The OIG “continues to investigate allegations of criminal conduct regarding U.S. Security assistance to Ukraine,” the report adds.

The Pentagon’s inspector general has identified previous problems with keeping track of U.S.-provided weapons to Ukraine.

An investigation, the results of which were released in January, found that U.S. defense and diplomatic officials had improperly tracked more than $1 billion in weapons aid.

The $1B in aid represents roughly 69% of the $1.6 billion in assistance that had been designated for end-use tracking.

The January report reads:

“Achieving a complete picture of EEUM-designated defense articles in Ukraine will be difficult as the inventory continues to change, and accuracy and completeness will likely only become more difficult over time.”

The U.S. has sent more than $70 billion worth of weapons assistance to Ukraine since the country’s war with Russia broke out in 2022.

Ukraine has looked to its Western allies to provide weapons as its own defense industrial base is not as advanced or large as Russia’s.

Over $1 billion of the weapons and military aid that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine could be underperforming and taken off the front lines of the war, including tanks, drones, rocket systems, and bombs.

As Slay News reported, Biden recently agreed to sign a pledge to continue funding the endless war for at least the next ten years.

The Biden admin is hoping to rush through the agreement to prevent President Donald Trump from cutting aid if he wins reelection in November.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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