THE SECURITY SERVICE OF UKRAINE CONFIRMED LEGITIMACY OF PURCHASING EQUIPMENT FOR THE ARMED FORCES BY UKRINMASH

The Security Service of Ukraine has detected no evidence of corruption in the engine procurement contract for BTR-70 by UKROBORONPROM STIF "Ukrinmash" from the British company "RION ASSETS CO. LTD "in the interest of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

According to information provided by the Security Service of Ukraine, equipment was brought to Ukraine from the the European Union and in full compliance with the current legislation of Ukraine. Investigative reporting information, pointing to the fictitious nature of the contract, the Security Service of Ukraine called inveracious.

"Engine modification – necessary for their use in military equipment – significantly differs from the civil purpose engines, discussed in the plot of “Iinvestigation. Info.” It is also worth mentioning that commercial offers from other suppliers of this product were by 3-4 times higher than the price, offered by a foreign supplier ", – told representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine.

To objectively inform the public about the presence or absence of violations in the performance of this contract, UOP leadership appealed to the President of Ukraine with a request to entrust the Security Service of Ukraine to conduct a comprehensive inspection of the conditions of the given procedure.