"I don't want to believe it is real, but it is! The deputy [commander - ed.] of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade sold 7.62, 5.45 rounds and RGD-5 grenades. At the price of 66,880 hryvnia (approx. $2,690). He sold death that could (no longer can) find his subordinates, civilians or random people," Matios wrote.
According to him, the SBU Anti-Corruption Department conducted prompt investigation after which the perpetrator was nabbed red-handed by the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office.
Pursuant to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the officer is faced with 12 years in prison.
As noted by the PGO press service, in June-July this year, he sold 5,000 rounds of ammunition for 66,800 hryvnia.