Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.
"Position number 1 - I will allow no one to steal in the army. Those who steal, I will cut off their hands. This is the president's position. The army is under my personal care, the army is one of our obvious achievements in three years; it was achieved through my efforts, the efforts of the minister of defense, the efforts of the Ministry of Defense, the leadership of the National Staff, volunteers and volunteer assault force that landed in the most difficult times of 2014 in order to prevent corruption," Poroshenko said.
On Oct. 11, 2017 NABU detectives together with SAP prosecutors conducted a number of raids that resulted in detention of two people suspected of embezzlement: deputy defense minister and director of State Procurement and Material Supplies Department. Later, it was reported that the detained deputy minister of defense is Lieutenant General Ihor Pavlovskyi.
Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing later that the prosecutors will ask for arrest and a bail in amount of one third of the damage inflicted, i.e. 149 million hryvnia.
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