Such was the case this week, when two reporters released the results of their investigations in the procurement of food for schools where children have the status of being victims of the 1986 Chornobyl disaster.

The Ministry for Social Policy awarded nearly Hr 500 million worth of tenders for such schools to a number of companies that had previously supplied food for soldiers or prisoners. Many of these companies turned out to be intermediaries selling low quality food at inflated prices.

In one case, Zhukinska School in Vyshorod, Kyiv Oblast, received poor quality apples at almost three times the market price. Ten eggs that cost Hr 8.6 on average were supplied to the school at Hr 40 for 10, and so on.

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