Ukraine is not misusing the tens of billions of dollars in direct financial assistance it is receiving courtesy of U.S. taxpayers according to a top Biden administration official.
Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), gave the public affirmation during a CNN live town hall on Thursday evening.
Her assurances came just hours ahead of the White House revealing it would give another $2 billion in military aid to Ukraine as its war with Russia officially hits the one-year mark, bringing the total amount of American military assistance to over $30 billion in one year.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) chief Samantha Power in front of St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv, on October 6, 2022. (EFREM LUKATSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty)
The former Obama administration official further claimed Ukraine has made progress in working to root out corruption while officials are c …