As specified, the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made such a decision after identifying numerous cases of theft. The Ukrainian military was convicted of embezzlement of ammunition, weapons and property, including those transferred as part of foreign military assistance. This was announced on August 2, 2019, at a briefing by the head of the press service of the People’s Militia (NM) of the LNR, Yakov Osadchy.
Osadchy noted that hostilities have long been a source of enrichment for the commanders of the Armed Forces. In this case, the information itself, on this (specific) case, was obtained from a source from the headquarters of the Airborne Assault Troops.
Osadchiy emphasized that at present, the leadership of the aforementioned brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is undergoing an official check by higher superiors. According to its results, the perpetrators can be fired or transferred to other divisions.
In addition, a dozen night vision devices from the United States were “missing” in the 14th separate mechanized brigade (14 OMBR, military unit A1008) from the city of Vladimir-Volynsky (Volyn Region).
It is possible that the 14th brigade will be the next in line to exit the zone of punitive operations
- added Osadchy.
Osadchy also brought information about the situation on the contact line for the period from July 27 to August 2, 2019.