UN paid Russian air charters hundreds of millions while Putin invaded Ukraine

April 8, 2015 1:18 PM

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UN paid Russian air charters hundreds of millions while Putin invaded Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a rally marking one year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, outside the Kremlin, with the dome of St. Basil Cathedral at right, in Moscow, Russia, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

EXCLUSIVE: In the 14 months since Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and sent proxy fighters to invade eastern Ukraine, Russian companies have won more than $212 million in United Nations contracts to ferry troops, supplies and equipment -- on peacekeeping missions.

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