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Loss from embezzlement in army makes $37,9 million, - Anti-Corruption Bureau Head

Totally, 25 criminal proceedings against ten state enterprises, which enter Ukroboronprom State Concern, are investigated
15:55, 7 March 2019

Artem Sytnyk, the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine
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The loss from the embezzlement in the defense sphere preliminary makes $37,9 million as 112 Ukraine reported citing Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Artem Sytnyk.

“Totally, the criminal proceedings concern ten state enterprises. The loss, preliminary and partially confirmed by expert studies, make about $37,9 million. Totally, 25 criminal proceedings are investigated,” Sytnyk said.

According to him, ten state enterprises, which enter Ukroboronprom State Concern, involved in the proceedings.

Related: Poroshenko: Investigation of embezzlement in Ukraine's army based on data leak

The majority of the investigated crimes were committed in 2014-2017 as Sytnyk specified. Some of the cases investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office and some of them by the NABU.

As it was reported earlier, the investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

Besides, the NABU has registered a new criminal proceeding after the third video on the embezzlement in the purchase in the defense sector was published by the investigation journalists.

Related: Embezzlemet in Ukraine's army: All you need to know about scandalous investigation

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.

 

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