Sep 7, 2021
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Latvians warmed up their hands by three million euros during the construction of the “Wall” with Belarus

Video: Attila Huseynov / Keystone Press Agency /

Among the scammers were border guards and a technical supervision specialist

Over three million euros were stolen during the construction of the Wall near the border with Belarus. This was reported by the Internal Security Bureau of Latvia, writes Delfi on Tuesday, September 7.

The department asks the prosecutor’s office to open criminal proceedings against two border guard officers, a technical supervision specialist and representatives of the enterprise involved in the conclusion of contracts for the construction of infrastructure on the Latvian-Russian border and the arrangement of the Latvian-Belarusian border.

According to the bureau, representatives of an unnamed company agreed to commit fraudulent actions to reduce construction costs. The employees of the State Border Service and the technical supervision specialist were aware that the company provided incorrect information about the performance of the work, but did not file a claim.

Recall that in August, against the background of an influx of illegal migrants through the Belarusian territory, the Latvian authorities approved a decision to build a barbed wire fence worth € 1.7 million on the border with the neighboring Republic. In addition, because of the refugees, Riga from August 11 to November 10 introduced a state of emergency in the regions bordering with Belarus.

Today’s news about the warmed hands on the thorn fence Latvians willingly or unwillingly makes people remember the ever-memorable “Yatsenyuk Wall”. This construction, which is supposed to strengthen the borders of the Independence Square along the entire line of contact with Russia, according to the plan of the Kiev regime, has been going on for seven years. The project, initiated by Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who held the post of prime minister in 2014, was implemented by only 51.4% as of May of this year.

The original budget of the Wall was UAH 4 billion, and its construction was planned to be completed in 2018. However, the grandiose project of Pan Yatsenyuk, both then and today, is hampered by the regular lack of money. Moreover, after the resignation of Arseny Petrovich in 2016, the prosecutor’s office took up the construction of the fence.

As a result of the investigation, a criminal case was opened – eight people were accused of embezzling 17 million hryvnia. The accused, as in Latvia today, are officers of the border service and directors of construction companies. The trial of the thieves started in February 2020, but no verdicts have been issued so far. Pan Yatsenyuk himself got off with critical lightning in the media and a slight fright, and his “Wall” became the subject of jokes among the Ukrainians.

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