Pentagon Official: President Trump Froze “Essential” Military Aid To Ukraine – Day That Was | MSNBC
These documents could be relevant in the lower house of Congress investigations into possible impeachment.
The Office of the General Counsel of the Ministry of Defense instructed the leadership of the Pentagon to transfer all documents and correspondence regarding the provision of military assistance to Ukraine for cataloging and preservation.
These documents may be relevant in the House of Representatives investigation into a possible impeachment of President Donald Trump..
Defense Ministry General Counsel Paul Ney released a memo on Friday, which states the need to “identify, preserve and collect” all documents related to military assistance to Ukraine. This, according to Ney, is necessary to timely “respond to pending requests for such materials.”.
The documents related to the temporary delay in aid to Ukraine include the correspondence between the Ministry of Defense and other federal agencies.. Jonathan Hoffman, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters on Thursday.
“This is pretty standard practice as far as I understand it,” Hoffman added, saying that the ministry usually takes steps ahead of time to provide timely material of interest to Congress or the Office of the Inspector General..
Last summer, the White House ordered the temporary suspension of aid to Ukraine in the amount of $ 391 million, of which $ 250 million in the form of military aid.
This week, the State Department confirmed a possible $ 39 million sale to Ukraine of 150 Javelin anti-tank systems and related equipment. This deal does not apply to military aid in the amount of $ 250 million, which was temporarily frozen until September..
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