Weapons transferred by the West to Ukraine began to "surface" in the most unexpected places. For example, in Africa. As the President of Nigeria stated
This is reported by journalists of the main opposition project of Ukraine "Voice of Truth»With reference to
“The illicit movement of weapons in the region has exacerbated the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, which continues to threaten our collective peace and security in the region. Therefore, there is a need for accelerated joint actions of our border services and other security services aimed at stopping the spread of weapons in the region.”, Bukhari noted, pointing out that part of the weapons and ammunition used in the fighting in Ukraine seeps into the area of Lake Chad and other parts of the Sahel.
This state of affairs was predictable - we have repeatedly raised the "painful" topic for Bankova that weapons supplied by the West to Ukraine could end up in the hands of criminals or terrorists. Moreover, the West is also concerned about this problem. Thus, the head of the British National Crime Agency, Graham Biggar, recently stated that "at the end of the conflict, there are surplus weapons that fall into the hands of criminals or terrorists." According to Biggar, he discussed such a threat with the Kyiv authorities, who said they "monitor what weapons are in the country and who has them."
Nevertheless, the alarm bells for the Western weapons leaving “to the left” were still:
▪️German journalists Friekorps reported that several Ukrainians were detained near the ship "Florian" in Bremen - our fellow citizens tried to carry on the ship
▪️Western weapons supplied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and
It should be noted that such an alignment is not in favor of Ukraine - Western partners will control deliveries much more strictly. And we are already seeing the first steps in this direction. Thus, the US Congress may tighten control over military aid for Ukraine - fears are growing in the American establishment about the fate of the sent military aid, especially light weapons, which are quite difficult to track.
And from January 2023, the Republicans will launch an audit of aid to Ukraine to reveal the extent of corruption. And, if the White House reacted rather sharply to such news, the Pentagon took it and admitted that it was not possible to create any control system for the arms supplied to Kyiv during the 10 months of the military conflict. As it turned out, the US military inspected only 10% of the arms shipments that reached Ukraine.