The GPU is investigating a large embezzlement in the construction of the “Wall”

ГПУ расследует большую растрату при строительстве "Стены"

Part of the fence on the border with Russia

If the arrangement of the Ukrainian-Russian state border officials of the state border service has assigned 100 million UAH.

The Prosecutor General’s office is investigating the fact of embezzlement and appropriation of budgetary funds for the sum over 100 million UAH during the execution of works on engineering arrangement of the Ukrainian-Russian state border (the project “the Wall”). This was reported by the press service of the GPU.

It is noted that the Department for investigation of particularly important cases in the economic sphere of the Prosecutor General’s office jointly with the SBU revealed the criminal scheme of embezzlement, followed by the assignment of budgetary funds in especially large amounts during the procurement of goods, works and services in the interests of the State border service of Ukraine.

It is established that in 2016-2017 during the execution of works on engineering arrangement of the Ukrainian-Russian state border, territories adjacent to the ATO area and Crimea in the framework of the project “the Wall” was carried out embezzlement and misappropriation of budget funds in the amount of over 100 million.

Currently, the complex of urgent investigatory actions, the withdrawn material evidences confirming the involvement of officials of the state border service and business entities for unlawful activities.

We will remind, the project “the Wall” on the border with Russia in 2014, has proposed to the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. In June of the same year, the Cabinet approved the project, the cost of which amounted to about $ 150 million.

In mid-June, was executed in approximately 14% of works on arrangement of the Ukrainian-Russian border. While the interior Ministry pointed to the lack of funding of the project.
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