Employees of the Ukrainian Economic Crimes Investigation Service have uncovered a criminal scheme, which involved the commercial sale of American rations by the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units.
At a time when Ukrainians are making an all-out effort to support the Ukrainian Army by raising funds, the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units of Ministry of Defense in the Mykolayiv Region was selling American army rations through an intermediary.
After receiving information about this, Ukrainian Economic Crimes Investigation Service personnel purchased 45 sets of the American MRE rations, earmarked for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in accordance with an agreement between the Ukrainian and US governments. The seller was detained and the rations confiscated.
During questioning the man advised that he kept in touch with the soldier who sold the rations by mobile phone. The identity of the seller has been confirmed. He was the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units. Law enforcement officials have started criminal procedures in accordance with section 198 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (acquisition, storage, or disposal of illegally acquired property). The investigation continues.
Translated by Olena Khomenko, edited by Myron Spolsky
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