The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called for to stop attacking the Ukrainian army. Poroshenko stated this while commenting on the Ukrobonprom scandal, at the fortified tactical locality of the 79th separate assault brigade in Pryazovia, located 1800 meters from the enemy trenches. Sviatoslav Tseholko, the press secretary, reports this on Facebook.
“The attack on the army that is currently being carried out - I will definitely do my best in order to prevent it. The army was created by the efforts of the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian soldiers, and volunteers. Today, politicians have flocked as vultures, including the politicians directly involved in plundering, sale, and destruction of the army. Or corrupt officials who have already pissed everyone off. Pardon my French," the President said.
The President urged the law enforcers to inform immediately the public of the information revealed in mass media concerning the Ukrobonprom scandal.
"If there are facts - to the prison. No facts - stop destabilizing the situation both in the army and in the state," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
Earlier, The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine set $816,000 losses from the Russian military equipment, smuggled by Optimumspecpetail company to Ukraine's plants of Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities.
Kremlin commented on the scandal with smuggling of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Pesov claimed this to be absurd, as such equipment is under special control.