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MPs offer to liquidate Ukroboronprom defense state enterprise

The enterprises of the concern should be reassigned to the central executive authority
19:44, 27 April 2019

Ukraine’s defense state enterprise Ukroboronprom
korrespondent.net

A bill that provides for the liquidation of Ukroboronprom state enterprise was registered in the Verkhovna Rada. The corresponding document number No.10248 dated April 24, 2019 was published on the website of the Parliament.

Serhiy Pashynsky, Ivan Vynnyk, Tetiana Chornovil, Vadym Kryvenko, Andriy Levus, Andriy Teterev and Yury Bereza are indicated as initiators of the draft law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts Concerning the Introduction of the Principles of Transparency and Publicity in the Sphere of Forming and Implementing the State Military-Industrial Policy”.

According to the authors of the document, the management of the Ukroboronprom group of companies is ineffective.

"This entails the inability to meet the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations in defense products, the loss of the investment attractiveness of enterprises, and abuses by state-owned officials, namely, in concluding contracts and transferring budget funds to business entities that have signs of fictitiousness", stated in the document.

The bill proposes to liquidate Ukroboronprom and reassign enterprises-participants of the concern to the central executive body. Also a special procedure for the liquidation of enterprises of the defense industry is spelled out in the text.

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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 knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

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, President Petro 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.

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.

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