Skip to comments.Trump's administration delays supplies under six arms deals to Ukraine
Posted on 02/07/2020 8:49:35 AM PST by elpadre
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is currently withholding approval for at least six commercial orders for arms and ammunition from U.S. companies to Ukraine, BuzzFeed has reported.
"The Trump administration is currently withholding approval for at least six commercial orders for arms and ammunition from US companies to Ukraine, together worth roughly $30 million, according to three current Ukrainian officials and a former senior U.S. official who have direct knowledge of the sales, straining an already fragile relationship between the two countries," says the article posted on the BuzzFeed's website on Thursday.
All four officials said that five of the pending sales from U.S. companies have been delayed for around a year, and one of the sales has been held up for more than a year. The officials said they haven't been able to get any answers from the Trump administration about why the deals, which typically take around two months to approve and must be licensed by the State Department, haven't received approval.
"It might be wise for the Ukrainians to look for other sources" from which to buy arms and ammunition, said the U.S. official, who said he has questioned senior White House and State Department officials about the issue.
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv declined to comment on the matter, and the White House and State Department did not respond to requests for comments. Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian state-owned arms conglomerate and the official buyer of all the arms and ammunition, also didnt respond when asked for comment.
"Two Ukrainian officials who spoke to BuzzFeed News believe the delays could be related to a Chinese attempt to buy a strategic Ukrainian aerospace company that the U.S. has tried to block, raising the possibility of Kyiv getting caught up in a power play between Beijing and Washington," BuzzFeed said.
They have their reasons.
You just know it’s coming.
Which Democrat is he scared of this time? LOL
Shift: then the Don said, “you won’t do my bidding with an investigation, then my friend Vladimir Putin the strong man of Russia will crush you without our arms... Buwahahaha.”
Shift: that’s how the Don laughs, Buwahahaha!
Well, did they do the investigation yet?
I am sure the rats 🐀 are already working on it. 👎
at least they admit there might be a reason not related to Biden
Back on Ukraine again after toying around with the 25th Amendment.
Here we go!
Ally with Ukraine the most corrupt country on the planet then get us into WWIII with Russia...
” the delays could be related to a Chinese attempt to buy a strategic Ukrainian aerospace company that the U.S. has tried to block, raising the possibility of Kyiv getting caught up in a power play between Beijing and Washington,” BuzzFeed said.”
Maybe it’s time to stop supplying arms to anyone and everyone who wants them, or asks for them.
Exactly why are we doing this when often as not, they turn on us in the end?
They need to shove it somewhere, sideways.
How ‘bout we give them nothing and put that money into the Social Security Trust Fund.
Beck did. Watch his latest video. You wont believe it but its all true.
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