Ukraine's Defense Minister takes actions against four officials for funds mismanagement

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two of them have been fired, one of the two was lowered in rank, another was demoted
21:38, 11 January 2019
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak dismissed from the military service two heads of territorial apartment operational departments (AOD) of Ukraine's Armed Forces; one officer of the Apartment Usage Directorate was lowered in rank, another was demoted for failing to fulfill the tasks for using budget resources for 2018. It is said on the website of the Ministry of Defense. 

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‘Last year, I clearly defined the priority for the effective use of the budgetary funds, when I was setting objectives for the use of the budget resources for 2018,’ Poltorak reminded.  

He noted that in 2016-2017, the Ministry increased its abilities comparing with 2014, ‘but the work hasn’t been done fully.’  

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‘I have repeatedly warned about the measures, which I am going to take against responsible officials for failing to fulfill their duties. So, today, I have decided against particular officials. Two heads of territorial apartment operational departments are exempt from military service for failure to comply with my orders, one more officer of the territorial AOD was lowered in military rank, another was demoted,’ the Minister said.

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