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Interfax: Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia accused of major fraud


A new scandal erupted at the Russian Ministry of Defense - large-scale fraud.

Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Colonel General Khalil Arslanov, is accused of large-scale fraud. Information on this is provided by the Russian news agency Interfax.

“The Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Colonel General Khalil Arslanov, has been charged with major fraud, he does not admit guilt. <...> Earlier in October, the Kommersant newspaper wrote that Arslanov was involved in a fraud case for the purchase of special equipment for the Russian armed forces, and according to the publication, a written undertaking not to leave the place was taken from him. ”- Interfax reports.

The exact amount of damage caused is not yet called, however, given the fact that we are talking about large-scale fraud, the amount can be up to 500 thousand rubles, although according to other sources, the damage from fraud can be up to one billion rubles.

So far, the purchase of which special equipment is still unknown - there are no official comments on this subject from the Russian Defense Ministry.

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