Konstantin Slyusar is the main defendant in the case of embezzlement of UAH 1.7 billion. public funds in the purchase of critical goods for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, writes Judicial legal newspaper
Under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Office, the Prosecutor General was exposed and informed of the suspicion to the adviser of the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine (on a voluntary basis) in taking possession of funds on an especially large scale (part 5 of article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
According to the investigation, the adviser, in collusion with the director of the company, seized the funds received under contracts for the supply of military goods for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
These funds were allocated by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Such actions caused more than UAH 1.7 billion of damage to the state.
According to mass mediawe are talking about Konstantin Slyusar.
“Already after the start of the full-scale military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, setting out to enrich himself at the expense of state appropriations allocated for the purchase of goods for the needs of military personnel, the adviser to the Deputy Minister of Defense entered into a criminal conspiracy with officials of one of the private firms.
The dealers entered into contracts under which 1.7 billion budget hryvnias were transferred to the accounts of the attackers, who later failed to fulfill their contractual obligations to supply the relevant products in a certain amount. The amount of damage is obvious. Just for understanding: the Pension Fund of Ukraine sent the same amount of UAH 1.7 billion to pay pensions by mail this month.
In July 2022, in this case, the director of the contractor company (by the way, a well-known pro-Russian businessman) received suspicion in absentia, who concluded an agreement with the adviser to the deputy MOU for the purchase of military ammunition, and then simply “left” the state for money. The figurant is currently on the international wanted list, however, as practice shows, sooner or later, all individuals who are greedy for budgetary funds return to their native “leaks”. We know how to wait.
In order to compensate for the damage caused to state interests, according to the materials of the Department, an arrest was made on funds in the amount of UAH 55 million and corporate rights worth $50 million“, – said the details of the case, the head of the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police Andriy Rubel.