Ukraine says it has developed system to track US-provided weapons

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Ukraine says it has developed system to track US-provided weapons

Ukraine said it now has a meticulous system for storing and tracking US-provided munitions that the US embassy can access anytime.

Oleksandra Ustinova, a member of parliament who leads a commission tracking foreign military aid, told CBS News' 60 Minutes that serial numbers of every single piece of US weaponry sent to Ukraine are in a database that the American embassy in Kyiv can view.

The American officials can then visit the warehouses storing the equipment to see the inventory for themselves, she said.

spokesman Ustinova said a Javelin or HIMARS and see in which brigade it is, and then go check it if they don't believe.

The Member of Parliament showed '60 Minutes' a video of her in what she said was a top secret warehouse storing Javelins from the US.

The stolen weapons were taken by Russians who had joined a volunteer battalion, the outlet said.

The Pentagon report, dated October 6, 2022, said the theft happened in June 2022.

The Pentagon's report didn't explicitly say that the stolen weapons were American. The National Intelligence Agency detailed several such incidents in a section discussing Ukraine's methods of tracking U.S. weapons.

In August 2022, a group of volunteer battalion members also stolen 60 rifles and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition 'presumably for sale on the black market,' CNN reported.

Another highlight of the incident involved $17,000 worth of bulletproof vests stolen by Ukrainian criminals pretending to be aid workers.

The plots were eventually foiled or disrupted by Ukraine's intelligence services, the Pentagon's report said.

As a lawmaker, Ustinova told CBS News that Ukraine needed to clean itself of corruption, which she had for years been an anti-corruption activist.

She added that she is not gonna survive, saying that she is not gonna survive.

The channel's report included a wide-ranging discussion on how the billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Ukraine are used in the country, and how U.S. and Ukrainian lawmakers seek to ensure they're appropriate to fund the war effort.

The US has committed over $43.8 billion in security assistance and military aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the war, according to Insider's Charles Davis.

The equipment has been sent to Ukraine since December, including advanced HIMARS artillery systems, more than 10,000 Javelin anti-armor systems, at least 186 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, and 198 Howitzer guns.