Use of the US’s unprecedented weapons supply to Ukraine has not been properly tracked by the Department of Defense — and the country has a history of alleged misuse, loss, or selling of munitions.

by Freddy Brewster, Jacobin

A serviceman holds an anti-drone rifle in Ukraine

The government report found that since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has sent more than $42 billion worth of military equipment, weapons, training, and other military support to the country, and that the United States lacks proper systems to track what is being delivered, when the munitions were delivered, and how they are being used — all of which is required by law.

Federal law requires the Defense Department and Ukrainian officials to track how the military equipment and weapons are being used and to prevent them from being stolen, sold, lost, or misused. Military officials call this “diversion.”

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