In late July, senior leaders from the U.S. Department of State (State) and U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Offices of Inspector General (OIG), Diana Shaw and Nicole Angarella, visited Poland and the Ukraine border for meetings on the U.S. response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from Russia’s invasion. The team met with representatives from U.S. Embassy Kyiv and U.S. Embassy Warsaw, and other State, USAID, and Department of Defense personnel. Meetings also were held with officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN World Food Programme, and leadership from aid organizations implementing USAID programming in Ukraine.
The OIGs are members of a joint working group on Ukraine oversight with counterparts across the government, including the Department of Defense OIG. The joint working group allows for frequent interagency communication and coordination of Ukraine-related oversight work.