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Russian Security Service blocks supplies of weapon products to Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko there are no alternative ways to deliver these goods
18:17, 13 March 2019

Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) blocked the supply of the details of the military use to Ukraine, as Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said during the session of the Temporary Investigation Commission on the investigation of deals in the national security sector, Pravda reports. 

“Brand new Ukrainian medium-range missiles were made out of elements, which Ukroboronprom (association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defense industry of Ukraine, - ed.) purchased by such schemes. Last week, FSB has blocked everything, at least those transportation schemes we know,” Lutsenko said.

According to him, there is no other way Ukroboronprom can get the required details.

Related: Ukroboronprom asks not to make defense industry topic 'political'

As it was reported, First Deputy Secretary General of Ukroboronprom Serhiy Omelchenko said that the enterprise did not purchase details and spare parts from Russia.

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.

Related: Ukroboronprom's international audit to be conducted by end of year, - Poroshenko

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: National Security and Defense Council instructs to conduct international audit of Ukroboronprom

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

Related: Ukraine should declassify state defense order, conduct full audit of Ukroboronprom, - Jovanovitch

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Chris Babeoufa

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13 March 2019, 19:10
Ukraine confronts Russia with missiles made out of Russian army surplus spare parts . Very funny stuff
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