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Main military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine seized government documents relating to the procurement of weapons from American companies. This was reported by “European truth” the head of the expert organization StateWatch Gleb Kanevsky, citing case materials.
We are talking about the contract between the state enterprise “Spetstechnoexport” and the US company Worldwide Aeros Corp, collaborating with NATO and the Pentagon, which is owned by Ukrainian immigrant Igor Pasternak. The agreement was signed at the end of 2015. The parties agreed on delivery of eight complexes of early detection, warning and identification purposes Aeros for the state border service of Ukraine in the amount of 6.8 million dollars, the price includes collection and maintenance.
In July 2019, on the facts of these purchases was a criminal case under article “Fraud committed in especially large sizes or organized group”. The military Prosecutor’s office believes that part of the funds was rated officials.
“Such foreign trade contracts for the supply of military equipment to Ukraine are at the highest level, with previous agreements with the allies,” — said Kanev.
European Pravda notes that in 2018 the state border service has already tried to recover with “Spetstechnoexport” 2.1 million hryvnia for the improper performance of the contract. However, access to the materials of the case on “United state registry of judicial decisions” is limited. Information about the outcome of the case appeared in the press even referring to unofficial sources.
April 13, the State Bureau of investigation of Ukraine has opened the first criminal proceedings in connection with the scandal “Ukroboronprom”. The head of the Roman Trumpet, reporting this, did not exclude that “in the future will also register other criminal proceedings”.
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