President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered Olexander Turchynov, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary to prepare the NSDC session on the reforming of the Ukroboronprom on March 6 as 112 Ukraine reported.
“We have planned for a long time the session of the NSDC with agenda on the reforming of the Ukroboronprom and enhancing of the transparency of its activity, expansion of the governmental, parliamentary and public control of the activity of the defense sector. In the morning, I ordered NSDC Secretary Olexander Turchynov to prepare this session, preliminary for Wednesday, and to hold necessary consultations with our foreign partners,” Poroshenko said.
Earlier, State Fiscal Service reported $816,000 damages from corruption during supplying smuggled Russian spare parts to Ukroboronprom plants by OPTIMUMSPECPETAIL LLC. Iron, which was then used to repair military equipment from the area of hostilities, has been delivered to the enterprise.
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.
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.
“Ukroboronprom” called the investigation of the journalists of “Nashi Groshi” (Our Money) show on the embezzlements by concern’s officials “manipulations”.