Far-right pelted house of Ukrainian official involved in embezzlement in army with fireworks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Gladovsky is involved in embezzlement scheme on smuggling of military spare parts from Russia
21:29, 26 February 2019

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The representatives of the “National Corps” and “National Squads” pelted the house of Igor Gladovsky, the son of the First Deputy Secretary of the Council of the National Security and Defense Oleg Gladovsky, with fireworks and firecrackers, as RBK-Ukraine reported.

A few hundreds of people entered the territory of the “Golden Gates” cottage town in Kozyn (near Kyiv), where President Poroshenko, his entourage, and other officials reside. The armed security stays at the territory of the cottage town.

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About a hundred of the law enforcers from the police regiment of special forces and tactical troop “Tor” were also present at the site. The activists chanted “Death to marauders!”, “Gladkovsky is a dog,” "Gladkovsky mutts, tuck your tails!”.

The far-right painted the symbolical “road of blood” in front of the house of Igor Gladkovsky and lighted the flares, which burnt the puddle of the red paint. Later the far-right pelted the house with the fireworks and broke the windows with the rocks. The law enforcers pushed them from the house; however, the sides agreed not to use force against each other and then allowed the activists to leave the territory of the cottage town.

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.

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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.

On February 25, First Deputy Secretary of National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleg Gladkovsky appealed to the law enforcement agencies asking to check the information published in the journalist investigation Bihus.Info. That information contains facts about illegal deals in purchasing in the army. 

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko supported this demand and suspended Gladkovsky. Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has initiated impeachment proceedings against Poroshenko, as his company was involved as a straw company.

“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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