Greed in times of war – government official robs soldiers 



2014/07/22 • War in the Donbas

Assistant head of the financial service of one of the Mykolayiv oblast military units issued herself a bonus of 140 thousand UAH and used it at her own discretion.

This was reported by the Mykolayiv district attorney in supervision of military laws of the Souther region of Ukraine, reports UkrInform correspondent.

“The court received accusations against the assistant head of the financial service of one of the military units in Mykolayiv oblast. It has been established that the “assistant,” having taken advantage of her position, illegally received a monthly bonus and used, for personal interests, funds from the military unit on an overall sum of almost 140 thousand UAH,” said the office of the prosecutor.

Besides, the financier caused material damages to the state because of negligence on a sum of 117 thousand UAH.

The woman was informed of the charges according to part 1 article 364 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (abuse of power) and part 1 article 367 (negligence). She is to face community service of two years or a jail sentence of up to three years.

Source: Crime.In.Ua
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

  • sandy miller

    How sad these are not the Ukrainians I grew up with here in MN. Hardworking and honest. Unfortunately, the system has so corrupted the people for so long that people have learned to lie and steal. So sad I always expect more from Ukrainians I guess I shouldn’t.

    • llewellynh

      It seems that too many Ukrainians learned from their Russian neighbors how to run a society that is in effect a kleptocracy.

      The good news is that 54% of the Ukrainian voters have now woken up and are fighting to bring integrity into a warped system.

  • llewellynh

    She ought to do both community service and spend say a year in jail. Corruption is a huge Ukrainian problem and you can’t lick it without really punishing those who are caught. People have to learn those days are over.

    • caap02

      She should do “community service” at the front.

      • Arctic_Slicer

        Can’t trust her with a gun though since she already betrayed the military she would mostly likely end up fighting for the anti-Ukrainian forces.

  • Bill Roy

    Although the crime is despicable in itself and there can be NO excuse for such a crime there is one major thing that comes out of this – Ukraine is finding that it can mature and wants to mature as a society where such is seen as criminal and not how things should be done.
    Others, and there will be others unfortunately, who have not realised that theft and abuse is no longer acceptable will hopefully be brought out of the mind set that such actions are either the norm or acceptable.

  • Reformedviking

    Considering what she did, she did in times of war; it’s the equivalent of stealing money from the orphanage. Any kind of corruption should be punished to the maximum of the law if found guilty in a court of law. ….any non-corrupt judges out there that can be used??