Chaly: US more concerned with the effectiveness of the security sector of Ukraine, the corruption in its defense sector

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly said that the United States authorities largely concerned with the effectiveness of Ukraine’s security sector than the presence of corruption in it. He said this in an interview with “Voice of America”.

“Corruption, of course, got in the supply. And ProZorro, which began to be implemented in the defense Ministry, it is a good signal. So I think it’s not only about corruption, but about the reform of the security sector. This is important. The effectiveness of the security sector. I have reliable information that corruption in the defense sector of Ukraine is not more than in other areas. It is more in other areas. But the defense sphere is where no torque can not go to other purposes than to help the defense of the country”, – said Chaly.

According to Chaly, the United States understand that Ukraine receives no taxpayer money of the United States, and the technique, so we can not talk about large-scale corruption.

We will remind that on December 12 the President of the United States Donald trump has signed the defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The document provides for granting Ukraine a $ 350 million defense assistance, including authorizing the transferability of lethal weapons. In addition, the allocated funds will be spent on the training of military physicians and the strengthening of combat readiness of air and naval forces. Also for the first time at the legislative level it is proposed to provide Ukraine the following defensive tools: radar air defense and surveillance of the surface situation, naval anti-mine vehicles, ships, coastal actions, and coast guard. According to the newspaper The Washington Post, the US President Donald trump “the right time” for a decision on granting Ukraine lethal weapons.