In Ukraine, a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada was suspected of illegal enrichment. According to the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, his wife took more than $500,000 out of the country during a special military operation. A message about this appeared in the department’s Telegram channel on September 9.
The name of the suspect was not disclosed, but it is indicated that, according to the declaration for 2020, the family earned only 335,000 hryvnias, $10,000 and €15,000.
“At the official rate of the National Bank of Ukraine – [из страны вывезено — прим. Ред.] more than 17 million 845 thousand hryvnias (about $500 thousand – editor’s note). The prosecutor’s office opened the relevant criminal proceedings,” the statement said.
The MP faces up to 10 years in prison.
At the end of August, it became known that Ukrainian law enforcement officers exposed three representatives of the Ministry of Defense, who, when purchasing military ammunition for the army, stole about $580,000.
On August 16, the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Igor Kostyukov, said that the United States had already allocated $4 billion to Ukraine for weapons and planned to transfer another $4.5 billion. He noted that the weapons received by Kyiv are stolen and end up on the black market, where they can fall into the hands of terrorists .
Prior to this, on August 13, reserve colonel and military observer Gennady Alekhin told Izvestia that chaos reigned in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Military personnel are not paid salaries and face a shortage of weapons, even with the full support of the West, due to the banal theft that thrives in the ranks of the Ukrainian command.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people, the Kremlin said.
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