Polish company reportedly stiffs Ukraine on $1.6 million Parrot drone order
People involved in an effort to procure over 200 Parrot Anafi USA drones for Ukraine forces battling Russian troops fear they’ve been bilked by intermediaries in Poland who delivered only six of the UAVs, and have failed to return over half a million dollars after the order was canceled.
According to a report this week by Polish TV station TVN24 (and translated online for use in this account), the troubled transaction began when Ukraine businessman Taras Troiak was tasked with buying $1.6 million worth of Parrot Anafi USA drones on behalf of the company Quadra.ua. The firm planned on providing the craft to Ukraine fighters as surveillance and intelligence-gathering assets against Russian invaders. To date, Troiak says, only six of the UAVs have been delivered, and about $540,000 of the total paid in advance to finance the now canceled deal has not been returned.
As a result, Polish prosecutors have been petitioned to look into the affair for evidence of…