Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
The National Guard plans to buy 90 Bogdan Bars armored cars
in the near future, according to the NG press service.
The Bars armored car will also enter the UAF competition for
a light armored multi-purpose vehicle. The “Bogdan Motors” company which
manufactures the Bars belongs to Oleg Gladkovskiy (earlier known as Oleg
Svinarchuk), who is a business partner of Petro Poroshenko.
Moreover, one of the
entities owning shares in Bogdan Motors is the Praim Essets Kepital which
belongs to Petro Poroshenko.
J.Hawk’s Comment: To add insult to the injury (though maybe
this time it’s the other way around), the vehicle looks like a piece of junk.
It might be of use as a police vehicle, and quite possibly this is why the
National Guard wants them. However, its usefulness on the battlefield would be
very limited, largely due to its evident low off-road mobility.
But it’s par for the course. People have been dying to make
Poroshenko even wealthier ever since he has taken office. Why should it stop