Military prosecutor's office not responsible for checking use of defense funds, or for operations at military, ammo warehouses – Matios
Ukraine's chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios has said his office does not have the grants of authority to check the use of state budget funds allocated for defense, as well as military warehouses and ammunition storage facilities.
"The military prosecutor's office is not empowered currently… the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) does not have the right to check [military] warehouses. Reform measures have removed the authority for us to check how budget funds are spent on defense, on the functioning of [military] warehouses, arsenals and so forth," Matios said during a briefing on Thursday.
He added that prosecutors can conduct work after incidents, but not checks to prevent them.
"We can't check, but we can investigate criminal cases. Criminal cases mean losses have occurred," Matios said, adding that after November 20 the military prosecutor's office will be defunct, replaced by the State Investigations Bureau.