Friday, September 17, 2010

Ukrainian soldiers disgrace themselves again..

The current 'Dzerkalo Tyzhnya' weekly reports that the Ukrainian peace-keepers who are part of the NATO-led KFOR troops in Kosovo, have been involved in a gigantic fuel scam.

In four months in 2009, the 181-strong Ukrainian contingent, equipped with 47 vehicles, used 1,600,000 litres of fuel - over 34,000 litres per vehicle. They claimed each vehicle was driven over 400km every day i.e. about the same distance as the perimeter of Kosovo itself, and their generators were producing almost as much power as all of the generators at HQ KFOR.

KFOR comprises just under 10,000 troops in total.

Ukrainian soldiers also attempted to smuggle 1.5 tons of cigarettes from FYROM. These scams made millions of euros - it is reasonable to assume that it went all of the way to the top of the chain of command.

However, 'Zerkalo Tyzhnya' questions whether Ukraine's Prosecutor General wants to get surprise there then..

1 comment:

kirev said...

There's no FYROM. Only Republic of Macedonia. Or short Macedonia.