Want to know where US aid to Ukraine actually goes? Good luck. It goes through a maize of US departments and NGO’s before being distributed to in-house country NGO’s as determined by the initial NGO that gets the government grant. The NGO’s in the destination country then use the money how they want. Less than 45% of any money leaves a trail of transparency. And it never has.
When President Trump put a hold on Ukraine aid money in June 2019 due to what he called possible corruption, everyone assumed he referred to Ukraine corruption because everyone knows Ukraine’s government has been corrupt. But maybe President Trump was referring to the NGOs. Our own NGO’s.
Foreign aid is supposed to be classed as either Economic or Military. For example; in 2017 Ukraine received $256 million in Economic aid, and $250 million in Military aid. Between 1992 and 2014, the US sent Ukraine between $3 and $5 billion, a discrepancy of 40%, representing an annual average of roughly $136 million total per year. With the Orange Revolution and coup, Obama ramped up that annual average considerably to $500 million. As President Trump noted we are the largest ‘cash’ donor, the EU and Germany have given loans some of which run through NATO and the UN which is also predominantly funded by – the US.
There are four main channels through which aid is funneled initially; National Endowment for Democracy (NED), State Department, USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Each of these NGO’s have their own budget to enrich before they can direct funds to anyone else.
The Millennium Challenge budget is $800 million. Ukraine is not on their list as an eligible country for money. So I eliminate this NGO as a corrupt Ukraine source.
USAID has an annual operational budget of $27billion. Their aid is 100% Economic.
NED is a grant making NGO which distributes to four main organizations including: American Center for International Labor Solidarity, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, International Republican Institute, and the Center for International Development of Private Enterprise – as in Burisma, the Biden brainchild.
“NED has also supported, provided training, and consulted with groups which approve of democracy, but criticize the United States, in countries such as Indonesia and Ukraine.” In other words, NED supports protest groups and coups.
That would be – The Deep State, ie corruption.
In 2017, NED gave their annual award to a Ukraine group, TOM 14, which launched an ‘anti-corruption television program’, Nashi Hroshi. On it’s website, sponsors of Nashi Hroshi include: Soros Open Society, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google and others…
IN 2018, NED’s budget was $168 million, they claim to distribute roughly $60million in grants, . In May 2018, President Trump stated he would slash their budget by 2/3rds. This must be approved by Congress, The Deep State. The press went wild with anger and bitter contempt directed at Trump claiming, “United States is turning its back on supporting brave people who share our values.” Those values would be aligned with Soros and the Deep State Agenda. NED is banned in Russia as an undesirable.
In 1991, the then president of NED declared that CIA funding for covert actions was now being diverted to the nicey nice people at NED instead, because of transparency issues. So in essence NED is simply the coup house for the CIA. In 1993, the House of Representatives introduced a bill to eliminate the Clinton budget request for NED, at the time both the House and Senate were Democrat majority – and so it went.
IN 2014, Obama declared Military assistance to Ukraine as a direct result of the coup would be $1.5 billion paid in installments. IN an article by the very liberal, Huffington Post in 2014, they wrote that they were quite skeptical of US foreign aid to Ukraine due to the incredible lack of transparency and the high potential for corruption. Hunter Biden took his Board position with Ukraine’s Burisma Holding Company registered in Cyprus in – 2014.
According to the US Foreign Assistance website, there are 20 different governmental agencies that distribute foreign aid. One such agency, US Trade and Development Agency has 72 pages of recipients. Another, the Peace Corps, has 14,242 PAGES, with such allusive names as Volunteer Support… The Department of Defense lists 4,434 Data Results for 2017 including $195million for Ukraine. Obviously going through each data set for 20 agencies would require a network of computers and still that would not account for all the NGOs.
SO, all in all, how much money has Ukraine actually received?
NO clue. No one really knows.
We can’t fix Ukraine’s corruption, but we can defund our own, starting with ‘covert’ NGO’s.