President Petro Poroshenko underscored the danger of attempts to hit the Ukrainian army from the rear. “No one involved in plundering in the army will have an indulgence or hide behind the statute of limitations, because Ukrainian soldiers paid with their blood for this criminal plundering,” Petro Poroshenko said during the meeting of the Regional Development Council in Zhytomyr.
“No enemy can overcome the strength of our new Ukrainian army,. But, unfortunately, the attempts to hit our army, our defense from the rear are continued,” the President said.
“On the eve of the elections, a massive shelling from all cannons of the information warfare is aimed at the army and society. The shells for this bombardment are willingly presented by those presidential candidates who have been previously destroying the Ukrainian army, selling it out when being senior officials,” the President said.
The Head of State expressed hope that the temporary investigative commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine would properly evaluate the facts of plundering and subversion of defense capabilities and call the names of those involved in it.
The President appealed to the audience: “As long as the army holds the line, we must protect the army from the rear, protect it from the state-mongers who dishonor the work of the entire defense-industrial complex”.
“And it is no less important to protect the army from dealmakers and their partners in government positions that steal money from the military budget. I emphasize again – neither surnames, nor positions, nor ties will help those who illegally profiteer off the army,” the Head of State summed up.