The visit aims to facilitate meetings with the Ukrainian government, specifically the Cabinet of Ministers.
Ambassador Brink emphasized the significance of this visit, stating that the discussions between the inspectors and Ukrainian officials will enhance the oversight and accountability mechanisms associated with the US assistance provided to Ukraine. This step is seen as crucial in ensuring the effective and transparent use of aid in the country's ongoing efforts against Russian aggression.
Additionally, the visit follows the earlier arrival of Penny Pritzker, the US Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery, in early January. The Special Representative had indicated that future US financial support for Ukraine would be contingent on the country's progress in judicial and law enforcement reforms, as well as in combating corruption, underscoring the US's commitment to ensuring responsible governance and effective aid utilization in Ukraine.