NATO is considering using a $3.4 billion fund that was meant to support the now-defunct US-backed Afghan government to provide more aid for Ukraine, POLITICO reported on Wednesday.
Known as the Afghan National Army Trust Fund, the money was donated by individual NATO countries. The report said that Kyiv has asked NATO to consider using the money to support Ukraine in its war against Russia.
The US is not a contributor to the Afghan fund but has previously provided Ukraine with military equipment that was meant for the old Afghan government. Earlier this year, the US sent Kyiv 16 Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters that it originally procured for Afghanistan.
Western officials told POLITICO that NATO allies have discussed using the Afghan funds for Ukraine and are leaning toward doing so, although the decision is up to each individual country.
The funds are currently frozen, and NATO is either going to transfer the funds back to the donor countries or into a new fund for Ukraine. If the money is used for Kyiv, it will likely go to the Ukraine Comprehensive Assistance Package, a fund NATO established in 2016 to give aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine is entirely reliant on aid from the West to fund its war effort and keep the government afloat. Besides the military support, Ukraine wants its Western backers to cover its massive $38 billion budget deficit for 2023.
22 thoughts on “Report: Ukraine Asks NATO For Leftover Afghanistan Funds”
So the humanitarian, Man of the Year, Zelensky wants to scoop up the Afghan people’s money. My jaw just fell on the floor.
It is not the Afghan peoples money, it is NATO money meant to support an Afghan government no longer in power – there is no way that NATO would give military assistance to the present Afghan government.
You would defend this leech to the end of time. What else have you got?
Which leech? It is hardly a defense for Zelenskyy it is a correction of a misunderstanding regarding to whom the money have been allocated and thus from whom it is perhaps being diverted?
Its tax paying citizen’s money from Europe .Now some of those will die from the coldest black sea fumes .
It is money already given to the military – no one is going to die if these funds are given to Ukraine instead of sitting in some military account – we are not short of funds if we want to keep people from dying then that can be achieved whether these funds are flushed in the toilet or not.
The issue with keeping people from dying is not a lack of funds but a lack of willingness to give them money – there is not one of the European states which is so poor that it has to allow people to die.
Sure people will die if we give them more. Haven’t you been keeping track? People continue to die.
As I said above, there’s no abuse you won’t defend as long as it benefits the man of the year.
People in European NATO countries are not dying because defense means perhaps will be diverted from Afghanistan to Ukraine – it is a simple question of knowing how budgets work. This is neither a defense for Zelenskyy nor an appreciation of where the money might go – it is just correcting a misunderstanding of how government finance works.
I’d be grateful if you can explain how it is that you see that people will die if we give them more (I guess there should have been a ‘not’ in there) – have you been keeping track – where are they dying and doing so because their government has failed in clawing back the funds provided for Afghanistan over a year ago?
As long as the war continues, people die. Pretty complicated I know, but you may get it. Either way I don’t really give a crap.
Your version of dialog doesn’t do anything for me, so I’ll do myself a big favor and stop looking at your nonsense.
Bear, I’ll truly miss seeing you diss his erroneous comments though! 😭
Huh…wouldn’t it be nice if this money were transferable to an account to keep the Afghan people from starving?
Oh wait, we only worry about white Europeans, silly me.
“Report: Ukraine Asks NATO For Leftover Afghanistan Funds NATO has $3.4 billion that was meant to go to the now-defunct Afghan government.”
Corrupt criminal Ukraine wants money that belongs to the taxpayers in each reprehensible NATO country including America.
No more money or weapons for Ukraine PERIOD!
Why did they pull the CBS program featuring the corruption ? Why did they call the GOP lawmakers asking for oversight Russia influencers ?
Now it makes sense . Thief can keep on stealing and cheating in the midst of the pindrop silence .
“Hey uhh, do you have any leftover money for the last ridiculous and pointless war you got into? Yeah, I mean if you’re not gonna use it, would you mind sliding some of that to me?” – Zelensky
The beggar asks the thief for money…!
Ukraine’s president Zelensky is begging for all the cash he can get because the crypto currency scheme collapsed, The Central Banks’ fiat currencies have failed disrupting the globalist money laundering scheme. While the rest of the world moves onto a gold and precious metals backed currency system like BRICS and over 100 countries have done. All I want for Christmas is NEASARA/GESARA!
Panhandlers to the bitter end. That drug addict relative who just keeps his hand out while he ramps up his habit.
Maybe a good portion of that cash is going up ZelBoy’s nose 😉
His habit is well known.
OMG. The dregs of what’s left over from ONE war to be transferred to another.
You just can’t make this sh*t up.
And Politico just declared Zelensky the “most powerful man in Europe.” But do powerful men have to run around begging for scraps? More gaslighting than news about Ukraine.
Yep, he is really special. I am sure tomorrow he will come after unused lunch money.
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