Ukroboronprom defense concern management should take polygraph, - Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president asked the Cabinet of Ministers to provide the organization and prepare lists of people, who should pass check
18:52, 2 April 2019

Left to right: Deputy ational Security and Defense Council Secretary Serhy Kryvonos, President Petro Poroshenko and National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov
Presidential Administration press office

All management team of  Ukroboronprom State Concern,  which supervises defense industry production facilities, should pass the polygraph test, as President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated during the meeting with National Security and Defense Council Secretary (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov and his newly-appointed Deputy Serhiy Kryvonos.

“We appeal to the government with a request to provide the organization of the polygraph test of the all management team of the State Concern Ukroboronprom. Particularly, prepare the lists of people, who should pass this check. I ask to include the heads of the state enterprises of the defense industry and heads of the enterprises responsible for the financial activity,” Poroshenko added.

Related: Ukroboronprom asks not to make defense industry topic 'political'

In the case, if the circumstances of the commitment of the crime are found, Poroshenko asks to pass the materials to the law enforcement bodies.

The president appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers on the urgent financing of the international audit of Ukroboronprom concern. The decision should be made in April.

Related: Ukroboronprom's international audit to be conducted by end of year, - Poroshenko

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.

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

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.

According to the investigation, Poroshenko's enterprise Kuznia na Rybalskomu was one of the straw companies, which participated in the embezzlement.

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