Newly appointed Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Serhiy Kryvonos published his plans at a new post. He urged the parliament to adopt the law on reforming of Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, and implement the principle “Do not lie, do not steal, and do not let other people steal.” Kryvonos stated it on his Facebook.
He has written that he intends to strengthen the defense capacity system of Ukraine by the implementation of the program “Five steps to the victory.”
According to him, the implementation of the program will allow establishing close cooperation of the defense sector and civilian society; provide the Armed Forces of Ukraine with modern hardware; bring up youth on the basis of the national idea; control and coordinate components of the security and defense sphere.
“For the implementation of these directions, I will appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the request to consider and adopt the law on the reforming of Ukroboronprom as soon as possible. It will allow to organize the work of the concern maximally transparent, eliminate corruption component, restore confidence in the leadership of the concern by the citizens of Ukraine and foreign partners,” Kryvonos wrote.
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 Gladkovsky 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.
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.
“Ukroboronprom” called the investigation of the journalists on the embezzlements “manipulations.”
On March 12, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Serhiy Kryvonos as a new Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC).