Shoigu and company stole 80% of the money for the war in Ukraine

Shoigu and company stole 80% of the money for the war in Ukraine

High-ranking officials with real estate abroad and fabulous undeclared income are the subject of a new investigation by Alexei Navalny’s team. It is dedicated to Alexey Krivoruchko, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia.

According to a publication by the FreeDom project, international financier Bill Browder believes that officials like Krivoruchko in Russia are the main cause of corruption in the military.

“Corruption in Russia is so widespread that almost nothing works. Everything in the state does not work. They are not able to conduct military operations. 80% of the money that should have gone to the war was stolen and that is good” , Browder claimed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Lawyer Nikolai Polozov agrees that corruption has affected the combat effectiveness of Russian troops. Thanks to officials like Shoigu and Krivoruchko, Russian tanks are left without dynamic protection and become fairly easy targets.

“The corruption of the Putin regime and its officials is manifested precisely in the fact that for a long time, more than 20 years, the main idea was to steal as much as possible from these positions, with the opportunities that these officials had. And to secure the future to their children with all the money they stole,” said Polozov.

Ruslan Shaveddinov of the Anti-Corruption Foundation says that the Russian Ministry of Defense is one of the most corrupt departments. That is why Shoigu himself became fabulously rich and “gilded” his family. Everyone around him in this ministry is also corrupt.

According to Shaveddinov, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is one of the most corrupt and unpopular among the people, for which more and more money is allocated from the budget every year. At the same time, more and more was stolen, he explains, and points out that no one really worked to reform the army and train the soldiers.

“Employees in the Russian Ministry of Defense were prepared for this war, they simply enriched themselves and appropriated the budget in their pockets,” says Shaveddinov.

The Navalny Foundation reported that the daughters of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko were found to have American citizenship. He himself owns a luxury real estate worth half a billion rubles.