Journalist Bihus, who revealed military-procurement scandal, accused of having Russian high-ranking relatives

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denys Bihus, who revealed an $816,000-embezzlement scheme, is condemned for his wife's uncle-colonel and brother having a common photo with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
18:39, 28 February 2019

Denys Bihus, the journalist-investigator

The powerful relatives from Russia of journalist-investigator Denys Bihus were found as journalist Andry Dzindzia reported on Facebook.

“The social networks almost never lie, if people are not lazy to search for information and ties there,” Dzindzia said.

He published the common photo of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and uncle-colonel and brother of Bihus’s wife. According to the journalist, the name of the brother is Andriy Sobolev, he studies at the State Service Academy in Moscow.

“The family members of the Denys Bihus's wife are patriots, but of Russia, not Ukraine. And they are even actively interested in the espionage practice, according to the books on the shelf, they like to read about CIA experience,” Dzindzia noted.

According to him, the Russian special services can be the informants of the authors of the journalist investigation “Friends of the President steal in the defense sector (secret texting)”.

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“Think about it, Denys Bihus got the anonymous information and exposed the data that the parts of our armored personnel carriers were supplied through the intermediaries from Russia to Ukraine despite the bans. We can only imagine, who the workers of the Russian FSB hunted these supplies,” Dzindzia added.

Earlier, State Fiscal Service reported $816,000 damages from corruption during supplying smuggled Russian spare parts to Ukroboronprom plants by OPTIMUMSPECPETAIL LLC. Iron, which was then used to repair military equipment from the area of hostilities, has been delivered to the enterprise.

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As we reported earlier, Kremlin commented on the scandal with smuggling of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The press secretary of the president of Russian Federation Dmitry Pesov claimed this to be absurd, as such equipment is under special control.

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov (former advisor of “Ukroboronprom” Director, the member of supervisory council of “Meridian” company till 2013, former assistant of Yuriy Tereshchenko, ex-Head of State Service of export control, Oleg Gladkovsky’s friend, - ed.) and Andriy Rogoza (CEO of “Inter Steel Ltd.”, - ed.) were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

Related: Investigation commission should probe into military equipment smuggling, - Ukraine's far-right

Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has initiated impeachment proceedings against Poroshenko, as his own Leninska Kuznia company was involved as a straw company.

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