Involved in Cryptocurrency and Cash Corruption, Regional Military Recruitment Heads Were Dismissed by Ukrainian President

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has directed Valeriy Zaluzhny to dismiss all heads of regional territorial centers for recruitment and social support. The decision was announced on the official Facebook page of the President’s Office of Ukraine.

During a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on August 11, the issue of inspecting territorial centers for recruitment and social support was discussed. The council recommended that Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhny appoint officers who have directly participated in combat actions to the positions of heads of regional centers, following a check by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).

The inspection of the centers revealed instances of corruption, particularly during general mobilization, posing a threat to national security and undermining trust in state institutions. Law enforcement officials have opened 112 criminal proceedings against military recruitment officials and announced 33 suspicions.

“Regional ‘military commissioners,’ city, district, medical commission workers, other officials. Abuses in various regions: Donetsk, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Kyiv, Lviv. Some took cash, some – cryptocurrency. Our decisions are as follows. We dismiss all regional ‘military commissioners.’ This system must be managed by people who know exactly what war is. Warriors who have been through the front or who cannot be in the trenches because they have lost their health, lost their limbs, but have retained their dignity and have no cynicism – they can be trusted with this recruitment system. This decision must be implemented by Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny. Before appointing new heads of the centers, the Security Service of Ukraine will check,” emphasized Zelensky.

In related news, law enforcement officers exposed a large-scale scheme for issuing military-medical commission certificates of unfitness for military service in the Lviv region and nine other regions of Ukraine earlier this month.

Additionally, in February 2022, Oleksandr Tishchenko, who was elected to the Lviv Regional Council from the “Servant of the People” party in the 2020 local elections, was appointed head of the Lviv Regional Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support.

The Ukrainian government has been active in soliciting donations, including those in cryptocurrency, since the start of the Russian invasion. On February 26, 2022, official Twitter accounts belonging to the Ukrainian government posted requests for donations in various crypto assets. They listed addresses for Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRON, Polkadot, Dogecoin, and Solana, inviting supporters to contribute to the cause.

Notable contributors from the crypto community include Polkadot founder Gavin Wood and Tron founder Justin Sun. The transparency and traceability of blockchain technology allow for public verification of these donations.

The Bitcoin donation address is: 357a3So9CbsNfBBgFYACGvxxS6tMaDoa1P

The Ethereum donation address is: 0x165CD37b4C644C2921454429E7F9358d18A45e14

As of the time of writing, the Bitcoin address has received a total of 648.19097723 BTC, of which 648.00967951 BTC has been used. 

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