President Volodymyr Zelensky has condemned the “outrageous” practices uncovered in an audit of Ukraine’s military recruitment centers and has pledged to fix the system by putting people who understand the meaning of war at its helm, Reuters reported. As the Ukrainian leader stated in the Thursday recording, the replacement commands should be staffed by people who “saw the war and went through it”.
Volodymyr Zelensky said in a Thursday recording that he met with Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko and the head of the security service (SBU) Vasyl Maluk. One of the topics discussed was the control of military replenishment commands in Ukraine. – The investigation revealed numerous abuses. And they are, frankly, outrageous,” Zelensky said.
The president said that all the facts disclosed by the officers would be made public and investigated as part of the criminal proceedings. According to him, the personnel system needs people who understand the value of Ukraine’s defense.
– Value, not the price of solutions. Recruitment centers should be staffed by people who have seen and been through war. There are those who, unfortunately, lost their limbs, but did not lose their dignity and did not lose Ukraine. I thank them,” added Zelensky.
Announcement of “Comprehensive Control”
At the end of July, Volodymyr Zelensky announced a “comprehensive inspection” of territorial replenishment commands. 11 districts were subject to special inspection, reminded the Ukrainian section of Radio Svoboda.
Earlier, SBU officers carried out a search at the work and place of residence of the military commissar in Dnepropetrovsk, who during the armed invasion Russia “enriched” by $ 350,000, they also detained the head of the complements command in Odessa Yevhen Borisov, whose family – according to reports from the Ukrainska Pravda portal – acquired properties and cars worth millions of dollars during the Russian aggression in Spain.
Abuse was also revealed during the inspection of the supplementary commands in the Rivne region.
Reuters, Radio Swoboda, tvn24.pl
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