The SBI served suspicion notice to dismissed Deputy Minister of Defense of involvement in procurement of overpriced food and low-quality ammunition (VIDEO)


The SBI served a notice of suspicion to the recently dismissed Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine, who was responsible for logistics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He lobbied for contracts for the supply of overpriced food for the military, as well as for the purchase of bulletproof vests, helmets, clothing and other items for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of poor quality for a total amount of over UAH 1 billion. All contracts were concluded on a full prepayment basis.

The official not only knew about the supply of low-quality products, but also exerted pressure on his subordinates to accept low-quality products at military warehouses and organize repeated laboratory tests of armor plates that failed the initial tests.

At the same time, he ignored appeals from the Logistics Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine regarding the need to ensure proper acceptance control over product quality.

The former Deputy Minister of Defense was served a notice of suspicion of obstructing the lawful activities of the Armed Forces and other military formations (Part 1 of Article 114-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for up to 15 years.

Within the framework of the criminal proceedings, the SBI is conducting 17 searches at various addresses, and has already seized large amounts of cash and many other items that may serve as evidence in the case.

The investigation is ongoing, and the full range of persons involved in the fraud is being identified.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Specialized Military and Defense Prosecutor's Office.