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Police opened 320 cases of abuse of humanitarian aid

The police opened 320 criminal proceedings on fraud and abuse of humanitarian aid – both for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and for IDPs.

Head of the National Police Igor Klymenko said this on air on Ukrainian TV channels, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“NPU has launched 320 criminal proceedings on these issues. And this is a lot, because we mean not only the provision of humanitarian or charitable assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but also to displaced persons. And 43 people have already received suspicions, we sent several cases to the court. I think that in the near future the decision on such people will be fair,” he said.

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Klimenko gave several examples. So, in the Lvov region, the police filed suspicion with businessmen who tried to sell military ammunition through shops and markets.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, according to the investigation, humanitarian aidreceived for the migrants, they tried to sell, and only the proven amount in this case is 1.3 million hryvnia.

In the Rivne region, attackers sold cars received as charitable assistance.

Klymenko also mentioned the case when one of the Ternopil charitable organizations embezzled almost UAH 2 million donated by citizens. The case is already in court.

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“We work, as a rule, very quietly, proactively. All criminal organizations involved in both humanitarian aid and charitable aid are under control. We react very quickly to every statement on this matter,” the head of the National Police assured, urging citizens to report the facts of the theft of humanitarian aid.

As Ukrinform reported, Ukrainian defenders were handed over ammunition worth more than UAH 8 million, which they planned to sell illegally.

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