Russian troops were fed dog food earlier this year to save money, it is being claimed.
Labels reading “premium quality beef” covered up the real canine-destined contents, according to video footage shot by a whistleblower.
Ex-Major Igor Matveyev says he was dismissed after posting a video on the Internet alleging widespread corruption in the Interior Ministry forces.
Unrepentant and rule book in hand, he read aloud:
“A serving soldier, finding illegal use of army property or improper spending of its finances or misuse of its weapons, inadequate storage conditions and other factors that could damage the interests of the Russian armed forces, has the right to appeal to the regional court, to appeal to the authorities or to public bodies.”
He added: “That is why I did it. I did my duty.”
The Interior Ministry troops command was cited by Russian agencies as saying that several incidents described by Matveyev did occur but they had been dealt with long ago and that an enquiry had begun.