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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko claims that since 2014, some 480 criminal proceedings have been reported to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations.

The probes have been launched into signs of violations at the enterprises that are part of Ukroboronprom, the state-owned defense giant, the top prosecutor told a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on Wednesday, March 6, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

The wrongdoings investigated allegedly caused confirmed financial damage to the state amounting to UAH 100 million.

“Since 2014, some 480 [investigations into] criminal offenses committed at the Ukroboronprom State Concern's enterprises were filed at the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations. Damage was established totaling over UAH 350 million, of which audits and examinations confirmed losses of over UAH 65 million, while taking into account this year's most recent figures related to the operations of Optimumspetsdetal Company, it's already about UAH 100 million,” the prosecutor general said.

According to Lutsenko, 112 people are now suspects in the cases launched, including six CEOs of defense companies, a former CEO, and a few department heads and engineers.

“Pre-trial investigation of 150 criminal proceedings continues, of which 111 proceedings were forwarded  to court, and 76 verdicts were handed down to 77 people,” Lutsenko said.