Poroshenko says he spent UAH 2 bln in his own funds on Ukrainian army

02.08.19
Poroshenko says he spent UAH 2 bln in his own funds on Ukrainian army

The fifth Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he spent two billion hryvnias as his own funds on the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Ukrinform reports citing the Ukrayinska Pravda.

Petro Poroshenko said this in an interview with the Ukrayinska Pravda online newspaper in response to a remark that one politician accused him of greediness.

"Definitely not. This is the image they are trying to create. I am trying to respond to [remarks about] greediness by saying the following. Can you imagine that I spent two billion hryvnias as my own money on the army?" Poroshenko said.

Poroshenko says he spent UAH 2 bln in his own funds on Ukrainian armyPhoto by Dmytro Larin

"Ask the Air Force that I equipped together with my Roshen partners. Ask the 3rd or 8th Special Purpose Regiment, ask about anti-sniper systems. As soon as they received anti-sniper systems, the number of Russian snipers decreased," Poroshenko added.

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