The defense Ministry called the error medal for veterans of the war in Syria

The order for 20 thousand medals “Participant in a military operation in Syria” was posted on the procurement website by mistake, said the Ministry of defense of Russia. Actually winning is planned to purchase ten times less.

“When placing on the official website of the Unified information system in the field of public procurement documentation on electronic auction for the purchase of heraldic products for the needs of the Ministry of defense of Russia was a mistake,” – said “RIA Novosti” the representative of the defense Department.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, in fact we are talking about the purchase of 2 thousand of these medals.

“As soon as possible in the tender documentation on electronic auction will be made all the necessary changes,” – said the representative of the Ministry of defense.

Monday, February 14, on the website of public procurement was posted information about the conduct of the Ministry of defense auction for the right to conclude a contract for the supply of office various heraldic products, including 20 thousand copies of the medal “Participant of military operations in Syria.”

The starting price of every coin, made of patinated “antique bronze” brass, were identified in 222,75 rubles, the total cost of the lot is to 4,455 million rubles.

In addition, documentation provides two lots for the manufacture of medals “For the liberation of Palmyra and the Palmyra mine”. Each of these medals are planned to be minted in quantities of 50 copies.