Prytula announced a levy for an armored personnel carrier for the army: according to volunteers, the price of the purchased is overpriced by 3 times
This is not the first time Ukrainians have criticized Prytula for what he spends the money he collects on.
TV presenter and volunteer Sergey Pritula announced a “mega-collection” for equipment for the Ukrainian army, however, Ukrainians had very serious questions about its cost.
This time, they decided to raise 200 million hryvnias for the purchase of 50 British Spartan armored personnel carriers. Prytula said that all the equipment is available, so it will be able to arrive in Ukraine very quickly. According to him, these armored personnel carriers are needed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since such equipment will be able to pass where the wheeled one cannot pass.
And at the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security notedthat the main advantage of the Spartan is that it is a small and light tracked vehicle, which, thanks to its inconspicuous and low silhouette, is excellent for reconnaissance and infantry support.
The UK handed over 35 of these armored personnel carriers to Ukraine back in the spring.
Is the real cost of an armored personnel carrier much lower?
The cost of 1 such armored personnel carrier, according to the fee, is 4 million hryvnia, or about 109 thousand dollars at the rate of the NBU.
However, a volunteer Nazar Smyk, which is engaged in the transportation of cars from the UK for the needs of the Armed Forces, сообщилthat one such armored personnel carrier with service can be purchased for up to 33 thousand dollars, and with delivery to Ukraine it will cost 37 thousand.
“What are these $63000 components that come with Spartan? NLAW, right?he asked.
He also published a table of prices for such armored personnel carriers with service as of October 25, 2022.
To say more about Prytula at the time of publication of the material did not comment on the remarks about the prices.. And Smyk's post did not turn out to be as popular on the net as the information about the fundraising. During the first 9 hours of the collection, Ukrainians have already transferred half of the amount - UAH 100 million.
Recall that the Serhiy Prytula Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2020. Now it specializes in raising money to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine and people affected by the war.
This is not the first time that social networks have criticized Pritula for what he spends the collected money on. So, earlier, for 600 million hryvnias saved on Turkish bayraktars, he purchased an annual subscription to a satellite that can take pictures of the Earth’s surface from high-definition space and “sees” through interference. This is despite the fact that Western partners already provide the Armed Forces with the results of their intelligence, including space. We talked about this in more detail in the link material.
We also wrote about in the Zaporozhye region, humanitarian aid was stolen on a colossal scale, to which local top officials may be involvedand told how a close friend of the head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA Reznichenko received budget billions for roads. In addition, even the deputy head of the OP Kirill Tymoshenko drives a car donated to Ukraine for humanitarian purposes.
Subscribe to our news in Google News
Follow to telegram channel Klymenko Time
Follow to analytical telegram channel Klymenko Time
Did you like the material? Give him 5 stars. This is important for editors.
This grandfather is broken - bring a new one: Biden turned to the Americans "gays and gentlemen", again confused Ukraine with Iraq and finally got lost in time
Europe needs the kidneys of Moldovans: all the inhabitants of the country have become potential donors
Netanyahu returns: what does the victory of the ex-prime minister in the elections in Israel mean for Ukraine
If you are a displaced person, then we are coming to you: targeted checks are returning and many IDPs may lose their payments