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SBU uncovers corruption scheme of poor food supply for the Ministry of Defence

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine, within the framework of the implementation of a complex of anti-corruption measures in the field of defence, detected the scheme of poor food supply for the needs of the Ministry of Defence.

Special service operatives have established that for the formation of the “Reserve ration" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the commercial entity supplied almost one hundred and eighty tons of army meats with a total value of more than fifteen million hryvnias.

After establishing that supplied batch of products unfits for human consumption, in order to avoid liability, the officials of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered into a conspiracy with the entrepreneur to change the the poor food on quality production. At the same time, officials were planning to use unfit for human consumption canned food for the staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, especially in the area of the Joint Forces Operation.

In the course of a special operation, the SBU officers prevented risks to lives and health of the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and also documented the fact of budget funds of the defense sector embezzlement in particularly large amounts.

At present, investigative actions are continuing in the territory of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in offices and warehouse premises of businessmen involved in illegal activities.

The investigative actions took place in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 5 Art. 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, for which the punishment is provided for in the form of imprisonment for a term from 7 to 12 years with the confiscation of property.

The operation was conducted jointly with the Main Investigation Directorate of the National Police and under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor General's Office.

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