Production of unusable artillery shells for the Ukrainian Armed Forces revealed in Ukraine. SBU counterintelligence revealed the scheme for the supply of homemade ammunition. This is reported on the website of the special services.
According to the SBU data, The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has entered into a state contract with an unnamed commercial Kiev firm for the manufacture and supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of artillery shells. As part of the agreement, the customer, represented by the Ministry of Defense, paid to a commercial structure 50 million. hryvnia. At the same time, the shells manufactured under the state order were not suitable for use..
As established in the SBU, the manufacture of artillery shells was organized in an artisanal way in rooms unsuitable for the production of shells. The shells transferred to the Ministry of Defense did not meet the technical requirements and were not adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The entire consignment was seized within the framework of the initiated criminal case.
The operation to seize substandard shells was carried out on the territory of the Sumy region of Ukraine, where production was organized.
The message does not specify what caliber shells the commercial structure tried to deliver, but in 2019 year, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced the conclusion of a contract for the production of 152-mm artillery shells with “domestic supplier”, proposed “the lowest price”. Company name, received the order, not given.
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