The US government has still not provided Ukraine with the entirety of the $250 million in military aid, the White House's freezing of which helped launch the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
Some $35.2 million was not obligated by the end of the 2019 fiscal year, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.
CNN had previously reported that due to the Trump administration's hold on the aid — a hold that was not lifted until Sept. 11 — the Pentagon did not believe it could obligate the entirety of the $250 million aid package before the end of the fiscal year, risking the money being returned to the Treasury.
However, Congress passed a continuing resolution that provided the Defense Department the authority to keep spending the money until September 30, 2020.
"Congress did not direct accelerated obligation of the funds. The Department is nonetheless expediting the process of implementing the authorized assistance to Ukraine and is committed to obligating these funds as quickly as possible in accordance with contracting procedures as required by law," Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a defense department spokesperson, told CNN.
The exact amount of unobligated funds was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.