$3.8mn dollars stolen by Ukraine during construction of ‘Wall’ on Russia's border

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is investigating the appropriation of budget funds in the amount of more than $3.8 million when building the "wall" on the border with Russia, the prosecutor's office said.

Investigators seized evidence proving involvement in the embezzlement of border guards, the report said.

In 2015, Kiev approved the plan of the project "Wall", which provided for the construction of powerful defensive structures on the border with Russia. Later it was renamed the "European Wall". The project was designed for four years and had to have the budget of 4.1 billion hryvnia (about 160 million dollars). However, later the financing of works for 2015 and 2016 was cut in more than twice.

In June, the Verkhovna Rada recognized that the Ukrainian authorities failed to achieve success in building the "Wall". Deputy Mustafa Nayem called the project "mythical."

DONi News Agency