Turchynov: When come some guys and just stop the complex, which combat duty… How can it be called?
Former Secretary of national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov believes that the soldiers of the air defense forces had to detain the employees of the State Bureau of investigation when they are seized they have microwave devices (klystrons). This opinion Turchinov said in an interview, “direct”, July 5.
“You know, I am somewhat surprised by the position of the military. It’s just demoralization – what is happening now in the Armed forces. Because any responsible military had these so-called investigators put face to the earth, to cause patrol, [and those] to get [to the station] for further investigation: this is a deliberate provocation, deliberate sabotage, or perhaps the people in this life have something confused?” – said Turchinov.
The journalist said, was from the military the authority to do this.
“Of course, when it comes to the security of the state. And so we have the air defense is a very, let’s say, the weak link. Because for many years under the influence of Russian agents in the first place destroyed air defense. And a lot of systems (and the s-300 and “Books”) – efficient, quality – was either decommissioned or sold for a pittance,” said former Secretary of the NSDC.
He is convinced that the actions of the RRG, there are signs of sabotage.
“When you come some guys and just stop the complex, which combat duty… How can it be called? It’s not just a crime, it is a form of diversionary work on the side of the enemy. And it must answer for it. I repeat: I was surprised by the military. No one can with a piece of paper (even if he paste it on his forehead) to stop the alert. It is a crime, and the military must not allow it”, – said Turchinov.
July 1, GBR investigators during searches of the gunners Khmelnytskyi, Odesa and Kherson regions seized klystrons, which is one of the key elements of the guidance system of anti-aircraft missile complexes to the target.
Command of Air forces of Armed forces of Ukraine reported that investigators accused officials APU substantial irregularities in the procurement of equipment. If this command is noted that the absence of withdrawn microwave devices can lead to undesirable consequences and increase the recovery time of military equipment, which covers airspace and strategic facilities of the country.
The evening of July 2 it became known that the klystrons are returned to the military unit. In RRG promised to assess the legality of actions of its employees that conducted the searches.
After the statement of the RRG command of Air forces have removed your post in Facebook about the harm of defense capability of the country and published a new in which he said that consensus had been achieved because of the resonance and a lively debate in society.
The Minister of defense of Ukraine Andrei Taran said that the actions of the Bureau staff led to the erosion of combat readiness of air defense units and “creating the possibility of information leakage, which refers to grifomania”.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky expressed “deep concern” about the incident and instructed the heads of the SBU and the RRT to respond immediately.
According to editor-in-chief of the edition “Censor.NO,” military journalist Yuri Butusova, klystrons have been deleted since the RRG is trying to find information on the abuse team of the former President of Petro Poroshenko in defence procurement, but shows blatant incompetence and indifference.