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Peskov specified the amount of theft at the Vostochny spaceport

Peskov specified the amount of theft at the Vostochny spaceport
Photo by: kremlin.ru

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov spoke about the claims to the construction of the Vladimir Vostochny Cosmodrome. According to him, during the last stages of the project, a total of 11 billion rubles of federal funds were stolen.

According to RIA Novosti, only 3,5 billion of the stolen money was returned to the treasury. In criminal cases of theft, 32 people were convicted, five more are under investigation. Peskov, speaking of the president’s position on this issue, stated the importance of the targeted use of budgetary funds, which should benefit the Russian economy, and not other states.

The day before, during a meeting in the government, Vladimir Putin spoke out sharply about the theft situation at Vostochny spaceport. He said that, despite dozens of criminal cases and convictions, they could not restore order at a construction site.