PGO, SBU conducting raids in government as part of defense industry probe

16:30, 22 July 2019
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Photo from the Prosecutor General's Office

Searches are also being carried out in the premises of the State Border Guard Service, the State Fiscal Service and state-run enterprise SpetsTechnoExport, as reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine.

Photo from the Prosecutor General's Office
Photo from the Prosecutor General's Office

Investigators plan to seize original documents and other things that could be used as evidence in criminal proceedings.

The searches are being carried out as part of an investigation into a US$6.739 million embezzlement case.

According to investigators, these funds were stolen during the conclusion of a contract between a foreign company and one of the enterprises of the Ukroboronprom state concern.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the exposure of another corruption scheme in the defense industry, through which almost US$30 million had been withdrawn to offshore accounts under "suspicious contracts."

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