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Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: Gladkovsky's son sues investigative journalists

The subject matter of the lawsuit is the protection of dignity and business reputation
12:24, 5 March 2019

Igor Gladkovsky, son of the former First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleg Gladkovsky
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The son of dismissed First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleg Gladkovsky Igor is suing the investigation journalists Denis Bihus and Lesya Ivanova. The relevant information was posted on the website of Kyiv Podol District Court.

Denis Bihus, Lesya Ivanova and TOM 14 NGO are in the list of defendants.  

Judge Volodymyr Grebenyuk will consider the case.

Related: Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: Ukroboronprom directors detained

As we reported earlier, Kremlin commented on the scandal with smuggling of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The press secretary of the president of Russian Federation Dmitry Pesov claimed this to be absurd, as such equipment is under special control.

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 announces session of National Security Council on Ukroboronprom’s reforming

Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov (former advisor of “Ukroboronprom” Director, the member of supervisory council of “Meridian” company till 2013, former assistant of Yuriy Tereshchenko, ex-Head of State Service of export control, Oleg Gladkovsky’s friend, - ed.) and Andriy Rogoza (CEO of “Inter Steel Ltd.”, - ed.) were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has initiated impeachment proceedings against Poroshenko, as his Leninska Kuznia company was involved as a straw company.

Related: Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: Parliament obliges investigation commission to handle case

“Ukroboronprom” called the investigation of the journalists of “Nashi Groshi” (Our Money) show on the embezzlements by concern’s officials “manipulations”.

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