In March 2014, he called on Kyiv to “listen to Crimea” and “legalize the referendum” on the peninsula.
Scandalous facts about Oleksandr Liyev, who was appointed by the head of the Ministry of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov to sign military contracts of the Ministry of Defense from the summer of 2022, have been made public.
Vitaliy Shabunin, head of the Communist Party of Ukraine, collected the shocking facts about Liev and published them on his Facebook page. He clarified the position of Oleksandr – Acting head of the department of military-technical policy, development of armaments and military equipment of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Shabunin noted that it depends on Liev, from whom, for how much and what kind of weapons and military equipment Ukraine buys. Of course, he has all the coordinates of productions in Ukraine. In addition, on behalf of the Ministry of Defense, he cooperates with international partners on equipping the Armed Forces with modern weapons.
Then the head of the CPK explained in detail who Liev was, whom Reznikov appointed to the position of the chief responsible for arms procurement during the Great War. And he is a native of Ukhta, Republic of Komi (Russian Federation), ex-Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea during Yanukovych’s time. In an interview with “Hromadsky” in March 2014, he called on Kyiv to “listen to Crimea” and “legalize the referendum” on the peninsula.
“In January 2006, Liev coordinated the setting up of pickets and roadblocks near the lighthouses, which according to the distribution of the Black Sea Fleet of the CRRC were supposed to withdraw to Ukraine, but were illegally held by the Russian Navy. Pro-Russian activists opposed Ukrainian military sailors who tried to enter the territory of the lighthouses in Velika Yalta, Feodosia and nearby Genicheska”, – reminds Shabunin.
So the head of the Central Committee asked whether Reznikov knew about these Russian-corrupt “tails” of Liev. “I couldn’t help but know – this information is simply Googled. The conclusion from this story should be exclusively personnel. And this conclusion should apply directly to the minister,” concluded Shabunin.
Scandal in the Ministry of Defense with the purchase of products for the Armed Forces
On January 21, 2023, the publication ZN.UA published an article about the fact that the Ministry of Defense purchases products for the military at inflated prices. Subsequently, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov denied the statement about the fact that food for servicemen was provided at inflated prices.
NABU began an investigation into the purchase of food for military personnel at inflated prices.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhnyi said that any information about possible manifestations of corruption should be carefully checked and receive an appropriate response.
Subsequently, Reznikov stated that he supports the initiative to make part of defense procurement open.