The largest arms deal of Ukraine. How to get rich 11 intermediaries

The largest arms deal of Ukraine. How to get rich 11 intermediaries



Armory the deal between Kiev and Baghdad six years ago became the largest in all history Ukrainian independence. Under the contract from 25 September, 2009 of the year, concluded between the Ministry of Defense of Iraq and the state enterprise Progress Specialized Foreign Trade Company (in the structure of the Ukrspecexport state concern), Ukraine has committed to repair six MI-8T helicopters worth $ 3,6 million AN-32B aircraft for 99 million dollars, as well as 420 units of wheeled armored personnel carriers BTR-4 and vehicles based on it for 457,5 million dollars.

It was expected that in the future new treaties would follow - in zero Iraq seriously engaged in its defense capability, and in Ukraine they hoped to earn about the supply of 2,5 billion dollars to this country. Six years later, the “golden mountains” were covered in ashes: the Ukrainians did not meet the deadlines, having completed less than half of the order, and the prosecutor’s office came to the conclusion that the deal with Baghdad turned out to be one of the most corrupt in the history of the Ukrainian defense industry.

Now law enforcement agencies are investigating the involvement of the Ukrainian side in the 11 arms deal with foreign intermediaries who have earned on the military contract 46 million dollars. Investigators are sure that most of them performed only fictitious functions.

Upon the expiry of six years from the date of signing, the outcome of the contract is as follows: under the specified contracts, Ukrainian Progress received 261,85 million dollars. For this money, the defense industrial complex of Ukraine manufactured six AN-32B and 128 BTR-4E aircraft, of which only 88 was delivered to the customer, the rest of the vehicles were not transferred.

This became known from the definition of the Kiev Pechersk Court of 25 September 2015.

According to this document, in 2009-2013, the state enterprise SVTF Progress for the execution of contracts concluded with the Iraq Defense Ministry attracted 11 intermediary firms to provide agency, legal and other services to Universal Investment Group (USA), Jankovic & Associates. Inc. (USA), Mirage Sarl (Lebanon, Beirut), AL-Jar trading FZCO (UAE Dubai), Company Paragon Impex Ltd (Great Britain, London), Wahi AL-Abda'a Co (Iraq), Lionel Europe Corporation (Great Britain London) , Runestone Partners LLC (USA), Dinet Group LTD (Lebanon, Beirut), Rawat Al-Moruge (Iraq), Al Khairat (Iraq) Al Arabia Co (Iraq). According to the investigation, most of them did not render the declared services.

As the investigators calculated, out of the half-billion contract amount, “about 82 million dollars by the top managers of the SVTF Progress GP was planned to spend outside the customs territory of Ukraine to pay for legal, consulting and other services.” However, the total amount turned out to be half as much due to non-fulfillment of obligations.

Distribution of funds in accordance with acts of work performed under agency agreements / contracts

Al-Jar Trading FZCO received - $ 8,03 million;

Universal Investment Group, Inc. / Jankovic & Associates. Inc. - $ 9,32 million;

Company Paragon Impex Ltd. - $ 12,21 million;

Runestone Partners LLC $ 750 thousand;

Mirage Sarl $ 9,0 million and 186 thousand euros;

Lionel Europe Corporation - $ 2,24 million;

Dinet Group Ltd - $ 6,35 million


What are some of these firms to understand the example of the "London" company Lionel Europe Corporation. It is not in the list of companies registered in the UK House Companies Registry. Also, it is not among the previously liquidated enterprises.

True, not all of the intermediaries were pocket.

In its investigation, the Prosecutor General’s Office refers to a three-year-old article called the US-Russia arms deal, published on a foreign website www.bne.eu. According to the information published in it, agency, legal and other services for foreign economic contracts between the Progress SPSF and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense were provided exclusively by US citizens - Howard Lowry, Patrick Lowry and Tariq AL -Waffa for General Trading & Trading Agencies Company. This fact was established by a jury decision of San Antonio (West Texas, USA) 26 August 2010 of the year (Case Number: 5: 2010cv00713) in a lawsuit of the latter against the firms Jankovic & Associates. Inc. and Universal Investment Group.



The presence of American intermediaries in the Ukrainian-Iraqi deal was legitimate. Baghdad bought Ukrainian equipment and weapons with financial support from the US State Department. And, accordingly, the intermediary companies in the arms deal were not chosen without the participation of Washington.

As www.bne.eu wrote, one of the architects of the deal between Ukraine and Iraq was businessman Howard Lowry, who worked in the Middle East from the beginning of the 2000s. He made money in Iraq on the search for orders for American companies. It is his claims that are now being actively studied by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, since he initiated the first meetings between Ukrainian arms sellers and the Iraqi military seven years ago. A significant role in this deal was also played by another American of Ukrainian descent - Oleg Yankovich (Oleg Jankovic), owner of the Washington Jankovic & Associates. Lowry had a written agreement with him for 50% of the commission on contracts, but then Jankovic ousted Lowry from the deal with the help of Ukrainians.

Three years ago, the San Antonio court awarded businessman Lowry with a colossal compensation of $ 61,75 million, which he now owes Ukrainian-American brokers. The mentioned article notes that the trial provoked a change of mediators between Ukraine and Iraq after President Viktor Yanukovych came to power.

This, in particular, was previously reported by Ukrainskaya Pravda, citing its sources. They say, Dmitry Salamatin, director general of Ukrspetsexport state concern, did not allow one of the American intermediaries to pay for services.

The rotation of the intermediaries behind the scenes by Yanukovych’s team failed - a scandal immediately flared up. In the 2011 year, Kiev was very late to send the first batch of 26 armored vehicles to Baghdad, and the Iraqi authorities refused to accept the next delivery (from 62 BTR). The formal cause was the technical defects identified during the inspection.

Later, the second party was still sent and “thank” for this, it seems, should be close to Yanukovych ex-regional Yuri Ivanyushchenko. The fact is that two US companies from the above list of intermediaries - Universal Investment Group (the official representative is Ukrainian Nikolai Karanko) and Jankovic & Associates - in 2011, provided important services to Yury Ivanyushchenko. Four years ago, supporting documents turned out to be at the disposal of Ukrainskaya Pravda. The doubtful past of this Donetsk businessman prevented him from obtaining a US visa and the American lobbyists then undertook to help him.

And to the public, the Ukrainian authorities made “guilty” the Hero of Ukraine Mikhail Borisyuk, the general designer of the design bureau for them. A. A. Morozov - the main developer of armored vehicles and artillery systems of Ukraine. Salamatin signed an order for his dismissal in February 2011 of the year for offsetting the deadlines for the delivery of 11 armored personnel carriers and the marriage.

Now the Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the circumstances of the “commission by the heads of Ukrspetsexport, the state enterprise Progress, the state-owned foreign trade company, the Kharkiv Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering named after them. A.A. Morozov "(SE" KMDB them. Morozov ") facts of official forgery and abuse of official position, which led to the non-fulfillment of large-scale foreign economic contracts".
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  1. BLOND 17 October 2015 05: 57 New
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    it is under official contracts ...
    And what happened in the late 90s in Ukraine ...
    any equipment was sold (airplanes, helicopters)
    by sea with all the permissions lucky to the buyer ...
    a year later, an SBUshnik appeared and asked the ensign at the airport: "where did such and such sides go ...?"
    1. wow
      wow 17 October 2015 10: 01 New
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      In 95, aircraft (MiG-29) were taken out from my terminal airfield in semi-disassembled trailers, no one knows where.
      1. Dembel77 17 October 2015 13: 27 New
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        Wonderfully practical nation! But they sold their army in vain. Now they will feed the American!
      2. cniza 17 October 2015 19: 12 New
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        If only planes, most of all they sold promising developments in the drawings.
    2. varov14 17 October 2015 16: 54 New
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      Yes, God bless them with Ukrainians. Who is interested in working on our saw frame?
    3. Mister22408 18 October 2015 23: 01 New
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      SBU from the tops was organizing everything at the request of foreign active "partners" from the 95th. Niza drank a burner, and then another burner made them. Warehousing places were cleaned by fires even before the Georgian epic. There you can generally consider all the warehouses of the sun as a storefront for those who has an admission ticket. Moreover, the "mistresses" are very mistaken that all sales control bully
  2. andrewkor 17 October 2015 06: 02 New
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    The bodies of the BTR-4 were in cracks, so Iraq refused to accept them. Our vehicles were sent to the ATO zone.
    1. sssla 17 October 2015 08: 25 New
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      Quote: andrewkor
      The bodies of the BTR-4 were in cracks, so Iraq refused to accept them. Our vehicles were sent to the ATO zone.

      And now they are presented as modern))))) development and the latest weapons in the country, tailored to the ATO and for the heroes of the ATO. And laughter and sin in one glass bl.
      1. Stinger 17 October 2015 09: 47 New
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        It is good that they did not send to the anti-terrorist operation zone, otherwise all the militia would be equipped with defective equipment.
  3. oleq197429 17 October 2015 06: 08 New
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    Quote: BLOND
    it is under official contracts ...
    And what happened in the late 90s in Ukraine ...
    any equipment was sold (airplanes, helicopters)
    by sea with all the permissions lucky to the buyer ...
    a year later, an SBUshnik appeared and asked the ensign at the airport: "where did such and such sides go ...?"

    everything can be understood if you trace the history of BTA Ukraine
  4. Magic archer 17 October 2015 06: 34 New
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    What can I talk about, if in 2006, the Ukrainian military offered Ak, cartridges for him and two rgdshki))) But I had to go back across several borders, so I did not dare to buy this arsenal. Yes, and honestly not Bylo.on my question from where, he answered from the warehouse! And if you wait a week, I will get the PM for 300 dollars.
  5. afdjhbn67 17 October 2015 06: 37 New
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    What do we care? Screwed x.ohly well, thank God request
    1. bastard 17 October 2015 13: 45 New
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      Quote: afdjhbn67
      What do we care? Screwed x.ohly well, thank God

      When two fight better than the third, at least.
      One of the cats is like a Jew!
      1. Hleb 17 October 2015 13: 59 New
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        One of the cats is like a Jew!

        or as
  6. rotmistr60 17 October 2015 06: 44 New
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    They surprised the corruption component of this deal. In Ukraine, there is not a single industry left where this corruption has not blossomed violently fertilized by high-ranking Ukrainian officials. Everything is natural. And Iraq is a lesson for the future.
  7. koksalek 17 October 2015 06: 45 New
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    Vasilieva - 2
  8. Nymp 17 October 2015 07: 28 New
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    The constant change of power on the outskirts prevents the conclusion of any profitable contract. And if it were not for US intervention, no one would have become involved with unreliable dill.
  9. sl22277 17 October 2015 08: 00 New
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    Not at all surprised. The country of Thieves, Freeloaders and now bandits. Where is the president of the country a thief, the prime thief. The government is so corrupt that it does not make sense to deal with this phenomenon. How can you put yourself in jail? During the USSR, fed at his expense. How it broke up - they climbed the other way to lick your ass faster, if only they gave a cookie. Neither their own policies, nor their own dignity.
  10. Gormenghast 17 October 2015 08: 02 New
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    The indestructible union of Ukraine and the USA is growing stronger ... on the basis of joint theft! laughing

    Blue Thieves (12 chairs) laughing
  11. Gray 43 17 October 2015 08: 23 New
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    The main thing is to find the legendary "switchman", and the rest are details that are no longer interesting
  12. Mountain shooter 17 October 2015 09: 06 New
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    Serdyukov with Vasiliev’s arms were not traded, they weren’t military property. Which, of course, does not justify them. And these ... They never had anything holy.
  13. Dezinto 17 October 2015 09: 39 New
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    Does anyone else want to do business with them?
  14. awersa 17 October 2015 09: 43 New
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    The conclusion arising from the article: Ruins have neither the capabilities nor the resources nor the specialists to fulfill a more or less significant contract for the production of military equipment, but what they already sold from the union ... these are the realities of the military-industrial complex and the Defense Ministry of Ruins .. .and they all jump: ... "the strongest army ..."
  15. atamankko 17 October 2015 09: 45 New
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    As in the song: "... they, my dear, kind children, rob the whole little white light."
  16. capitosha1rang 17 October 2015 10: 59 New
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    Puppies!
    Ukraine will never become a real state.
    Here are our, Russian guys at only one object - the Vostochny cosmodrome - "chewed" two orders of magnitude more money from the state treasury, so what?
    1. Karabanov 17 October 2015 15: 42 New
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      Quote: capitosha1rang
      Here are our, Russian guys at only one object - the Vostochny cosmodrome - "chewed" two orders of magnitude more money from the state treasury, so what?

      Shhh ... In the deafening patriotic rhetoric of recent times, it’s not customary to get skeletons out of a domestic cabinet.
  17. BOB044 17 October 2015 12: 25 New
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    The thief on the thief and the thief drive. Into the state of thieves and fascists. And now say that these are our brothers.
  18. IAlex 17 October 2015 13: 45 New
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    And what follows from the article, we calculated the money of others of those on whom we actually put ???
  19. bsk_mna54 17 October 2015 14: 10 New
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    As usual, again the Russians are to blame
    1. AleksUkr 18 October 2015 01: 42 New
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      Quote: bsk_mna54
      As usual, again the Russians are to blame


      NOT ALWAYS! It turns out that at the time, there were NO Putin and Russians on the Maidan. And they created their heavenly hundred unobtrusively. Dill could not hide it from surprise and now everyone knows it ... Probably were delighted ... It turns out that they also - they can. Glory to the heroes ...
  20. pts-m 17 October 2015 14: 35 New
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    not for nothing there is a saying among the people ... as it came, it went .... hi slurp "happiness" with a full spoon of devastation in their heads.
  21. 31rus 17 October 2015 16: 17 New
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    That’s fine, our market and soon in Iraq there will be a Russian base similar to the Syrian one, so where will the Ukrainians with their pieces of iron? And what kind of “Krazy” from the left of the BTR
  22. APASUS 17 October 2015 22: 38 New
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    I think the BND and the CIA have already completely calculated the whole system, but it’s not clear with what sauce they give information to such figures as Obama and Merkel. This is already visible to the naked eye as the money goes away and questions are asked not only in the media. For a year, they will push water in a mortar .. ..........!
  23. Megatron 18 October 2015 01: 22 New
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    I remember this story when the unfortunate armored personnel carriers sailed on the ship in the oceans, back and forth, and no one wanted to take them for themselves. laughing
  24. Wolka 18 October 2015 16: 30 New
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    in a word, hohland is booming ...
  25. polkovnik manuch 18 October 2015 19: 28 New
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    We would have a similar situation if GDP didn’t pick up a team on time (the trouble is that the selection has stalled a bit lately), the reason for the pro-Western lobby is “effective managers”, “shift workers” - they interfere very much with the recovery of the Russian economy . They, as Khokhlyatsky Jews are all ready, for the sake of their own profit, to sell. Therefore, it is now extremely important to "put them in their place," there are LOTS of TALKS ON THIS REASON, but no cases.
  26. Belousov 19 October 2015 13: 56 New
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    But Serdyukov and Vasiliev were stolen ten times more from us, and so what? And this is just what they were able to sew on. A cut at the Vostochny spaceport? They took away more than a yard, and they didn’t put anyone, even some switchman, not to mention one of the serious people. And the "dissolution" of money from the Central Bank, Sberbank and VTB? So we ourselves have something to be "proud of."