The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed a corrupt mechanism of embezzlement of budget funds during the repair of Ukrainian armored vehicles by the management of one of the state-owned enterprises, affiliated with Ukroboronprom, the SBU press service reports.
Police found that the organizers of the deal ordered low-quality tracks for armored vehicles that do not meet the technical and quality characteristics, and the Ministry of Defense military officials turned a blind eye to it.
"Within the criminal proceedings initiated under Part 3 of Art. 191 ("Appropriation, misappropriation of property by abuse of office") of the Criminal code of Ukraine, in the room of the state enterprise and in apartments of participants of proceedings investigative actions took place," the message reads.
During the searches, documentation confirming illegal activities and a batch of low-quality spare parts for armored vehicles were found. According to the preliminary assessment of military experts, they do not meet the requirements specified in the tender procurement.
Investigative actions are underway to establish all episodes of criminal activity and bring those involved to justice.
As it was reported earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed and blocked another scheme of falsification of PCR test results in Kharkiv region. Employees of a travel agency and a medical laboratory were engaged in illegal activities.