Ukraine bought is defective helicopters for half a million dollars

The Ministry of defense of Ukraine has bought a batch of helicopters at 500 thousand dollars. The problem is that these aircraft cannot be used for military purposes. About it reports the official site of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.


According to published information, the Ukrainian defense Ministry has signed a contract with a private company for the supply of helicopters. The equipment was purchased and put into service officials.


However, it later emerged that the helicopters cannot be used as intended: the aircraft are in poor condition and also poorly equipped. As it turned out, these same helicopters of the defense Ministry “driven” private joint-stock company six years ago as redundant and useless military equipment.


Thanks to the actions of “clever businessmen”, the state suffered damage of 12.7 million hryvnia (about 500 thousand dollars). Military officials for the fraud could face five to seven years in prison, said the Prosecutor’s office.


The Ministry also added that the military Prosecutor’s office of Kherson garrison of the southern region of Ukraine opened a criminal case under article “Negligent attitude to military service”.

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