Ukraine’s Security Service exposes supplies of Ukrainian military products to Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The members of the criminal group supplied Russia with military goods and technologies produced at Ukrainian enterprises
21:48, 30 July 2020

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Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed the scheme of illegal supply of military goods produced by Ukrainian enterprises to Russia. The press service of the SBU reported this on Facebook.

“The Security Service of Ukraine found a number of private companies’ officials who organized the mechanism of illegal supplies of military and dual-use goods produced made by state defense enterprises to the aggressor country,” the statement said.

It is noted that SBU officers held a number of searches in some defense enterprises in Kharkiv, Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Poltava regions.

Investigators of the Security Service found that private entrepreneurs-organizers of the scheme purchased the products from state defense enterprises for further illegal supply to Russia and other countries.

"Purchase of military products could have been carried out with the assistance of employees of state defense enterprises in violation of Ukrainian law," the agency said.

It was also found that the members of the group transferred some Ukrainian military production technologies to Russia.

According to the investigation, the organizer of the illegal deal is the Deputy Director of one of the powerful Russian enterprises, which provides military products to units of the Russian army and enterprises of the military-industrial complex. He has ties to current and former FSB officers.

Currently, the SBU notifies of suspicion the organizer and three suspects - officials of private companies and suppliers. In addition, the qualification of actions of other members of the criminal group is being determined.

Earlier, investigators from Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office notified two officials of the state enterprise Plant Electrotyazhmas of suspicion in illegal supplies to Russia.

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