Extra $18,950 allocated for audit of Ukroboronprom state defense concern

Source : 112 Ukraine

Totally, the Ukrainian government has allocated $1,2 million for the audit
16:39, 19 June 2019

State Defense Concern Ukroboronprom

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated extra $18,950 to hold audit of Ukroboronprom state concern, as 112 Ukraine reported.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated that the Cabinet was forced to amend the decision on the audit and correct the amount of allocated money.

Totally, the government allocated $1,2 million for the audit.

“We were forced to amend the decision on the audit of Ukroboronprom. We corrected the number up to $1,2 million and now we finally adopt it ( the decision, -, I will sign it. The audit of the Ukroboronprom will take place,” Groysman said.

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Besides, he stated that the decision on the audit of Ukroboronprom takes place difficulty.

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 (NSDC), 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: Ukroboronprom asks $100 million from budget for defense complex

On March 4, 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.

On April 24, a bill that provides for the liquidation of Ukroboronprom state enterprise was registered in the Verkhovna Rada.


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