Five rocket division commanders face legal action after check in Russian Strategic Rocket Forces

Military prosecutors have secured the opening of 13 criminal cases into claims of large-scale misappropriation and abuse of power in the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN).

"Thirteen criminal cases have been opened using the documents provided by military prosecutors, including cases against five rocket division commanders," the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on its website on Friday.

Inspections conducted by RVSN military prosecutors in 16 Russian regions have established that the state budget lost more than 90 million rubles (about $ 3 million) as a result of abuses that accompanied the expenditure of 500 million rubles (about $16,5 million) allocated for remediation efforts around the forces' missile launch pads, it said.

Two top managers of the PromSpecStroi construction company have been prosecuted based on charges of fraud and commercial bribery, the Prosecutor's Office said.

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