The SBI exposed a charity organization that sold bulletproof vests to the military, bought for donations of Ukrainians


The SBI employees reported suspicion to the acting head of one of the charity organizations, which sold bulletproof vests and armor plates to the military, purchased for donations of Ukrainians.

After the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by russia, the Kyiv-based charity organization announced the collection of USD 1 million for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In their posts on social networks, the benefactors pledged to buy and donate bulletproof vests, helmets, medicines and cars to the Ukrainian military.

But after the import of at least 1 thousand bulletproof vests and plates into the customs territory of Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian aid, the head of the organization together with his employees and officials decided to make money.

They managed to sell 30 units of personal protection worth over UAH 500 thousand to the military before being exposed.

The head of the organization is suspected of selling humanitarian aid for profit, committed in a significant amount and during martial law (Part 3 of Art. 201-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for up to 7 years.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing. Other persons involved in the illegal sale of bulletproof vests are being identified.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office.