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Andrey Zolotarev: This is a disaster. Bidding for food for the Armed Forces of Ukraine was disrupted

Andrey Zolotarev: This is a disaster. Bidding for food for the Armed Forces of Ukraine was disrupted

This is a catastrophe. Bidding for food for the army was disrupted for the second time in a row this year. It seems that the head of the State Logistics Operator (DOT), Arsen Zhumadilov, has finally demonstrated his incompetence. Where is the Ministry of Defense looking?

Due to Zhumadilov’s unprofessional actions, which he called the reform of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ food system, auction On March 6, where lots worth UAH 10,83 billion were drawn through the Prozorro system, suppliers did not appear. He led to the fact that almost all bidders withdrew their bids.

Of the 13 lots that were to be raffled off, only 1 lot was able to be auctioned (only two participants competed with each other). The winner of this lot was the “Busky Cannery”. A simple Google search about this company makes your hair stand on end. Because of their low-quality canned food, there was a massive poisoning of military personnel in Lviv. In Busk itself, people complained about the unbearable stench from the plant. And Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers joke on social networks: every time they open “stewed pork,” they are afraid that the zombie in the jar will come to life and start the apocalypse, and contemplating the remains that the plant puts in cans is very demoralizing. Seriously, there is a high probability that by the time the contracts are concluded, the Bus Cannery will withdraw from the process because it will not be able to provide comprehensive and high-quality nutrition for the soldiers (they need to be provided with more than just canned food).

Thus, it can be stated: the auction on March 6 failed, contracts will not be signed on time, food supplies to the military are in jeopardy.

For the first time, Zhumadilov disrupted the army's food supply on February 22, when, after a court decision, he canceled the results of 11 food auctions immediately on the day they were held. The Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal recognized that the head of the DOT prescribed discriminatory conditions for suppliers in order to push retail into the winners. But as a result, even retailers did not dare to participate in this one-man theater and did not come to the auction. This was the first serious signal that Zhumadilov was incompetent for his position - the head of the newly created agency of the Ministry of Defense "State Logistics Operator".

But today we can already say that his actions harm the state. The first failed auctions can be attributed to an accident. The second is already a trend.

The obvious reason why suppliers did not come to the auctions today (even despite the fact that lots worth a colossal amount of almost 11 billion UAH were up for grabs) is the new tender requirements established by the “State Logistics Operator” in the draft agreement on the purchase of food products for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Much has already been written about them. Let me briefly remind you that they provide for enslaving conditions for suppliers, and DOT, represented by Zhumadilov, has given itself the right to conduct both audit and tax audits while simultaneously applying penalties:

1. If for retailers there was an advance payment and no fines, now there is a delay and a fine of more than 50% of the cost of the goods for the day of delay. Even if the supplier’s car, God forbid, breaks down while delivering food to the front, you still need to pay a 50% fine without any concessions (or a bribe to Zhumadilov?).

2. For failure to register a tax invoice by the supplier - a fine, the amount of which is equal to the amount of the tax credit lost by the customer. That is, a supplier can be fined 20% for an unregistered invoice.

3. If the DOT inspection was unable to get into the warehouse (or pretended that it could not) - a fine of 1% of the contract amount. Considering the volume of contracts, this is about a million hryvnia or more.

On March 5, just before the auction, Zhumadilov organized a decision of the Kyiv District Administrative Court, which ruled in favor of DOT. Namely, the court refused to satisfy the claim to appeal the mentioned enslaving requirements for suppliers. Zhumadilov happily reported to FB: “We’ll make it this time too.”

Today it became clear: they put the pressure on so much that business refused to play such games and submit themselves to Zhumadilov’s slavery. So he simply did not show up for the auction, the conditions of which were previously impossible to fulfill. A little more, and it will really be possible to believe that Zhumadilov, who since 2022 regularly traveled to Crimea and “justified his wife’s Russian passport,” is a recruited FSB agent...

What to do?

1) It is not too late for the Ministry of Defense to remove the incompetent official from decision-making. Zhumadilov, as the head of a state-owned enterprise, does not bear any political responsibility for his experiments and at any moment can say “well, sorry, it didn’t work out.” It should not be. Therefore, the minister, subordinate to the president, should be personally responsible for feeding the army. This is very stimulating to make decisions and not disrupt the logistics support of the army.

2) Demand from Arsen Zhumadilov a public explanation to the Armed Forces and taxpayers. He cannot cope with the job, for which Ukrainians pay him about 200 thousand hryvnia a month (according to official data from the Ministry of Defense, the official salary of the head of a bunker is 193 hryvnia, this does not take into account bonuses, allowances and financial assistance).

3) Take away the direction of food for the army from the bunker. Save the situation.

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