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Ukroboronprom embezzles over $6 million in purchases

Outboard early warning system was acquired for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
14:28, 22 July 2019

Investigation of Ukroboronprom embezzlement
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine

Ukroboronprom appropriated more than 6 million dollars when purchasing outboard early warning system for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

Ukroboronprom concluded a foreign trade contract with a foreign company. Under this contract, Ukraine would have to acquire an outboard early warning system, which enables early detection of threats and immediate notification of possible threats.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, Ukroboronprom enterprise was able to embezzle over 6 million dollars.

The Security Service of Ukraine conducts searches in the Cabinet of Ministers, State Border Guard Service, State Fiscal Service, and Spetstechnoexport state enterprise. The law enforcers are looking for original documents and other items that can prove the fact of funds appropriation.

Investigation of Ukroboronprom embezzlement
Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine

As it was reported earlier, on February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

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Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov and Andriy Rogoza were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

On March 4, Poroshenko dismissed Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from his post. he replaced his close associate with Maksym Kryvonos, one of the presidential nominees, who withdrew his candidacy in favor of Poroshenko and was soon appointed NSDC high-ranker.

The investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

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