And Ukrainian Armored Technology has tens of millions of dollars in ongoing contracts to support the war effort. Voters ousted Mr. Pashinsky from Parliament in 2019, the same year that Mr. Zelensky rode into office promising to get serious about corruption. Since Bulgaria did not allow ammunition sales directly to Ukraine, Ukrainian Armored Technology made a deal with a 70-year-old Polish middleman, Andrzej Kowalczyk. These price increases can benefit Ukrainian Armored Technology, because it charges the Ukrainian military fees based on its purchase price. For much of last year, Ukrainian Armored Technology delivered more reliably than state-owned companies, a defense ministry audit shows.