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A Pentagon official has admitted that US forces are inside Ukraine to ensure Ukrainian troops manage and account for their Western-provided weapons.

Summary

This article by Lolita C. Baldor, writing for Stars and Stripes, makes the following points:
  • The senior official, who spoke anonymously, would not say how close to the battlefronts the US troops were getting.
  • The move is part of a broader strategy to ensure weapons provided to Ukraine don't end up in the hands of Russian forces or their proxies.
  • US officials have faced persistent questions from some members of Congress over how the administration is accounting for the billions of dollars in arms sent to Ukraine.

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