: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Procurement Nightmare: The Wasted Weeks Of Ukraine’s Coronavirus Response

As the coronavirus bore down on Ukraine, the head of the state medical procurement company sought to set up orders of vital supplies. He says he was thwarted by a now-dismissed health minister who seemed more interested in getting a chosen candidate installed as his deputy — despite a recent conviction for shoplifting Snickers bars, caviar, and other items — than in obtaining tests, ventilators, and masks for the fight against COVID-19. …read more

Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty



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