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National Security and Defense Secretary announces coordination center for reforming of Ukroboronprom

According to Danylyuk, the center should choose an optimal model of the reforming of the defense and industrial complex
16:26, 4 July 2019

Oleksandr Danylyuk, Zelensky’s Advisor, former Finance Minister of Ukraine
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Danylyuk announced the creation of the coordination center on the implementation of the reforms of the defense and industrial complex as NSDC working body as council’s press service reported.

The reforming of Ukroboronprom State Concern will become the priority task of the coordination center.

According to Danylyuk , this center should provide the quick and comprehensive analysis of the current situation, choose optimal model of the reforming of the defense and industrial complex, particularly, the complete excluding of the possibility of the corruption actions and participation of the politicians in this sphere as well as efficient coordination of the process of the implementation of the reforms.

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The NSDC added that the decision was made at the session to develop the advertisements of the reforming of the managing system of the Concern, implementation of the legislative initiatives in the sphere of the defense and industrial complex.

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.

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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, 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.

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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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