A former Ukrainian soldier stole five multifunctional radio stations from a military unit near Lviv and tried to sell them for $ 50,000, the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said.
The military counterintelligence managed to prevent the sale of the equipment. The Ukrainians detained an SBU officer when he tried to sell three portable devices. “The detainee was also found to have software, antennas and other components for military equipment,” the press center said.
It is noted that the former military man probably did not sell equipment alone. Now the SBU is trying to find his accomplices. The criminal case was initiated under the articles “Abduction, appropriation, extortion of weapons by servicemen” and “Theft, coupled with penetration into the premises.” The man has not yet been charged.
Earlier in December, the Ukrainian authorities decided to liquidate the state concern Ukroboronprom due to corruption. The investigation opened a criminal case against the holding over the supply of defective body armor for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, the department was suspected of purchasing counterfeit Russian spare parts for defense plants, which is prohibited by sanctions.