21.05.2019 | During the investigation of the RA Military Prosecutor’s Office, the fact of receiving non-target material means by the RA Ministry of Defense in the amount of 557.6 million AMD has been registered.

Division of State Interests Protection of the Central Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia has studied the compliance of purchases of material means for the needs of the RA Ministry of Defense with legal requirements, including from the point of view of the necessity and application of the obtained means.

 

In the course of the study it has been found out that the RA Ministry of Defense, based on the reports of the relevant officials of the RA Armed Forces, that the acquired material means were essential for the needs of the army, according to two treaties signed on 16.12.2011. has purchased material means for 557.587.600 AMD. At the same time, in the course of the study conducted on the issues of state interests protection, it has been found out and substantiated that these purchased material means, first of all, are expensive, not provided for the climatic conditions of the RA and therefore cannot be used in the RA Armed Forces, as their application requires a large amount of human and technical resources.

 

This is also indicated by the fact that according to the results of the study, after their purchase, these goods have never been used for their intended purpose for many years, and after 8 years they have decided to reassess them.

 

Based on the above-mentioned, the need to procure such goods for the needs of the RA Ministry of Defense, the effectiveness of using state funds has been questioned           /damage to state amounts to 557.587.600 AMD./

 

Documents of the investigation have been sent to the General Military Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia with a view to identify the blamed ones, prepare materials for the legal assessment of the actions of the latter.

 

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