Today, Feb. 21, Head of Ukrspetseksport Pavlo Bukin was appointed the Head of state enterprise Ukroboronprom, as President Petro Poroshenko told journalists in a meeting, according to the broadcast on his Facebook page.
“I thank Roman Romanov for his previous service and wish the new Head of the concern Pavlo Bukin productive work,” Poroshenko said.
He also noted that, under the new head, Ukroboronprom is to start the new stage of its history and will be the first Ukrainian state enterprise to go through an international audit.
Pavlo Bukin had worked for Ukroboronprom before this, in 2012-2013 as deputy head. In 2017, there was a scandal involving Bukin due to his salary. In his e-declaration, the official noted that his salary grew by 44% in a month and amounted to $21,200.
As 112.international reported earlier, Volodymyr Groysman asked Romanov to quit by his own initiative and criticized Ukroboronprom ex-head for not paying up shipyards’ staff salaries. The deadline for the debt repayment was December 25, the Prime Minister reminded. Consequently, the President decided to sign the papers on Romanov’s resignation on Feb. 12.