Kyiv, Ukraine – Ukraine’s recently sacked defence minister seems to have lost a bet.
In late August, Oleksii Reznikov said he would step down if the 233,000 winter jackets for troops that his ministry was expecting from Turkey would turn out to be light windbreakers.
Reznikov’s bet followed a report by the ZN.ua news portal that claimed his ministry had spent $20m on the windbreakers and paid way over the market price.
The report fuelled yet another scandal in the military, where corruption has been endemic, especially in non-transparent procurement contracts – and where new forms…
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