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Investigation: Waste of the Day – U.S. Gave Ukraine $25 Billion In Aid For Farmers, Small Businesses

By Adam Andrzejewski

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Lawmakers have continually insisted the $70 billion the U.S. has sent to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion in 2022 has been critical military and humanitarian aid, but a new investigation by 60 Minutes has found the U.S. has spent $25 billion in non-military aid, buying Ukrainians much more than guns.

The investigative TV show found a litany of unusual expenditures that are beyond the scope of standard military and humanitarian aid. For instance, the U.S. funded the purchase of seeds and fertilizer for Ukrainian farmers. It has also been paying for the salaries of all 57,000 of Ukraine’s first responders. Divers clearing rivers and lakes of unexploded ammunition are also on the U.S. payroll, 60 Minutes reported.

The U.S. is also bankrolling a stimulus program for Ukraine’s small businesses. 60 Minutes interviewed the owner of a knitwear company in Kyiv and found the U.S. has helped her find new customers overseas, as well as meet her payrolls of over 70 families.

The U.S. has been the primary financier of the Ukrainian war effort, contributing $43 billion of military aid to Ukraine, while the rest of the European contributions combined total about $30 billion.

While Ukrainian authorities claim they can vouch for the integrity of these payments now, 60 Minutes noted a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report that found in the early days of the war, the U.S. government was unable to monitor weapons transfers, some of which were stolen by criminals.

While there are plenty of reasonable arguments on both sides of the debate about how much aid the U.S. should send to Ukraine, our leaders should be honest with us about where the money is actually going.

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This article was originally published by RealClearInvestigations and made available via RealClearWire.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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