After a few years ago Ukraine decided to build a wall on Russian border. Previously there was no border and people could snoop here and there between two states. They wanted to build a full-time wall, like the Israel is having with Palestine but it turned out most of the funds were stolen in process so they got a fence.
Three years ago around 100 million dollars was invested into this task. Most of the funds were coming from European Union as being told by some sources. The wall had to be a six-meter (20 feet) solid tall and had to be guarded all the time by the border guards.
One of the biggest problems here isn’t even a Russian invasion but rather the smuggling stuff here and there all the time. So they had to build 2,000 kms of the wall till 2018.
As of now only 300 km of the wall is ready and it’s not a wall but rather a fence. What happened? Construction companies say that they don’t receive enough funds.
Ukrainian state attorneys already investigating this case. And a few days ago this August they arrested a few people and charged them with misappropriation of state funds. Everyone arrested worked either in Ukrainian border guard or was a contractor working for them. They are charged with stealing around $800,000 as of now.
They say more arrests are coming and that for now is over $3,000,000 of funds is stolen and proved yet.
Ukrainian legislators went to see the wall and called it “dacha fence for $100,000,000”. Demanded to stop the construction too.
“No use to build such a fence it can’t stop the enemy” says Ukrainian anti-corruptioner B. Boreza.
“Stealing funds that are spent for national security is a treason! We should shoot those people.” says another Ukrainian politic.