MOSCOW, April 6 (RAPSI) – About 300 corruption related crimes were revealed by military prosecutors in the first quarter of 2017, Russia’s Chief Military Prosecutor's Office announced on its website on Thursday.

According to Chief Military Prosecutor Sergey Fridinsky, criminal proceedings were initiated against 187 officials.

Corruption offences are increasingly committed with the use of complicated financial schemes, communication resources and official position. As a result, the possibility of corruption risks remains serious, Fridinsky said.

Additional measures to prevent corrupt practices in defense business, defense construction and billeting service, organization, selection for military service and other areas are necessary, the statement published on the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office’s website reads.

Fridinsky also stated that all government bodies must be more active in fighting corruption and work in meaningful cooperation, according to the announcement.