Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine searches office of Ukroboronporom CEO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Houses, apartments and cars of the corruption case suspects are searched, the informed source in the agency said
16:57, 7 March 2019

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has been searching the office of Pavlo Bukin, CEO of Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's leading defense enterprise. An informed source in the agency reported that on Thursday.

According to the source, houses, apartments and cars of the corruption case suspects are searched; in total, 58 search procedures are underway at the time.

As it was reported earlier, 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.

Related: National Security and Defense Council instructs to conduct international audit of Ukroboronprom

Besides, the NABU has registered a new criminal proceeding after the third video on the embezzlement in the purchase in the defense sector was published by the investigation journalists.

Related: Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: SAP claims NABU hides documents required for case

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, 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, which supervises defense industry production facilities, knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Related: Ukraine should declassify state defense order, conduct full audit of Ukroboronprom, - Yovanovitch

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