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

The law enforcement institutions should examine the enterprise and verify the published by the press facts about violation of the purchases of defense articles
22:49, 6 March 2019

 

Session of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council
NSDC

The National Security and Defense Council instructed to perform the full and comprehensive audit of Ukroboronprom, the leading defense enterprise in this country. The press service of the National Security and Defense Council reports this.

“According to the results of the session, it is instructed to immediately fund the full audit of Ukroboronprom, the enterprises and the participants with involvement in the audit foreign experts. The General Prosecutor’s Office together with State Investigation Bureau, Security Service of Ukraine and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau should examine the enterprise and check the published by the press facts about violation of the purchases of defense articles, and they should announce the results to the people”, - the report said.

Related: Ukraine has to strengthen its defense due to cessation of INF Treaty, - Poroshenko

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.

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: Poroshenko: Investigation of embezzlement in Ukraine's army based on data leak

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