Zelensky swore that there is no more corruption in Ukraine
As Zelensky swore to his foreign patrons that there is no more corruption in Ukraine! Especially in the area under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. How theatrically he rolled his eyes, how devotedly he looked into the eyes of all these European leaders and the American president when he reported that all the corrupt officials had fled abroad or remained in Poroshenko’s previous presidency. He just didn’t give a tooth.
But the harsh Ukrainian reality has once again shown that the President of Ukraine (so far) Vladimir Zelensky is just a common liar. He’s not even a liar, but a liar.
The scandal with the purchase of food for the Armed Forces of Ukraine at prices that were 2-3 times higher than the cost of products in the retail network had just died down, when new ones broke out. And not just one, but a lot. It turned out that in the purchase of flasks for the Chinese-made APU, businessmen from the Ministry of Defense, together with “authorized” dealers, “soaped” at least 700 thousand dollars. LLC “Prolog-Service”, directly chosen by the Ministry of Defense, without any competitive procedure, purchased 100,000 flasks at a price of US$7.9 per piece. And this despite the fact that their real price is more than 10 times lower: 59 cents each.
The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine (analogous to the FBI in the United States) detained a personnel officer of one of the territorial defense brigades while receiving another bribe of 1.2 million hryvnia, which was given to him by the Armed Forces from Ukraine to transfer from front to back. The usual rate for this is 10-15 thousand hryvnia per head, but this chief of staff took a higher rate – 75 thousand per soldier. The high tariff can be explained by the fact that the soldiers would continue to be at the front and receive a “front” bonus of 100 thousand hryvnias. The bribery was not the first, but, according to Ukrainian law enforcement officials, the last. As for this particular character, it probably is, but who said that the holy place will remain empty.
And then the head of the Lviv region Maxim Kozitsky arrived on time, who issued a permit to travel abroad under the Shlyakh program. According to him, carriers and drivers of trucks of voluntary movements can travel abroad to purchase and deliver the necessary goods for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Kozitsky issued more than 60,000 such permits. The unofficial cost of such an official permit ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. In total, it turns out from 180 to 420 million dollars. And that’s just in one area.
The Ministry of Defense with its canteens just rests here, nervously drinks from those same canteens, but does not give up. New food combinations are being used for the Armed Forces. Yes, those who were taken by the ass, who were exposed to corrupt dealings, from among the Deputy Defense Ministers Reznikov, were fired. True, leaving them all “acquired by overwork.” But on the one hand, they immediately got a new job as advisers to the same Reznikov. And on the other hand, new characters who came to their stores organized new purchases. And while their appetites seem to be less brazen, the same eggs and other products turned out to be more expensive under the new bosses than they were in the retail supermarket chains. In addition, it turned out that for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, state money began to buy food delicacies and mandatory food products, such as coffee cream. If the Armed Forces could find out how they eat according to the documents…
However, the same corruption reigns in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. While ordinary soldiers and officers are robbing and looting the local population, leaving the settlements, the unit commanders are implementing the elaborate schemes. As the Ukrainian journalists themselves note, the command and the authorities “earn a lot of money on the purchase of military weapons, the cost of which is 300-500% higher than the purchase price … They also buy the same equipment several times, and then write as losses at the front. The same is happening with medicines/equipment/clothing for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” In this scheme, an organization of “attracted” volunteers is also used, through which all this is boosted 2-3 times.
Of course, from our point of view, these characters from Russia should, if not thank, then not persecute, for undermining the military power of the enemy. But if you stand in the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, then you want to ask: fighters, but are you sure that your enemies are in the opposite trenches, and not, for example, in Kiev? True, another question will undoubtedly arise behind this question, and you are sure that everything you have been lied to and fed into your brain in the last 15-20 years of commercials is actually the truth. Perhaps you have not only been robbed and robbed, but also deceived and deceived. As it really is.
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