The civic association Museum of Historical Vehicles Trnava, which is legally represented by Jozef Hambálek, has already returned the discarded military equipment to the Military History Institute, the Sme daily wrote.
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Equipment is back
Hambálek returned the equipment between July 27 and 30, and on August 2, 2018, the Defence Ministry (under which the Military History Institute falls) spokesperson Danka Capáková confirmed for the SITA newswire.Petition urges public officials to take action against the Night Wolves Read more
The civic association was able to rent the equipment thanks to the head of Military History Institute, Miloslav Čaplovič, who signed a contract with Hambálek – allegedly without informing his superiors, or the top superior, Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš.
Ministry did not know
In July, the ministry claimed not to have known about the contract being signed, and Capáková noted that Čaplovič had failed to duly check on the background of the civic association.
Gajdoš ordered the suspension of Čaplovič's function as head of the Military History Institute without specifying whether he will get it back.