SAP denies NABU's allegations of sabotage of investigation in Ukroboronprom

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Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office denies accusations of ordering to delete the name of Gladkovsky from the case materials
13:43, 12 April 2019

Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP)
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Ukraine’s Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) denied allegations of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) of sabotage of the investigation of embezzlement in Ukraine’s army. Besides, the representatives of SAP deny that they demanded to delete the name of Oleg Gladkovsky from the case. SAP press office revealed the relevant statement on Facebook.

“When NABU is trying to find some gaps in the work, their personnel is seeking for a famous “daughter-in-law” (related to Ukrainian proverb, meaning “scapegoat” - ed.), as a rule, such role belongs to SAP prosecutors, judges of all levels, SBU workers, police, MPs, Ukrainians and others who don’t support NABU’s position,” the establishment reported.

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SAP informed that 50 motions of NABU investigators on searches at Oleg and Igor Gladkovsky’s, Ukroboronprom board and supervisors of the supplying enterprises within the investigation. Besides, SAP reported on satisfying of 21 motions on access to property and documents, three motions of the seizure of property and one request for discovery of documents from another law enforcement agency.

“While deciding on these motions, the prosecutor realized that after the episode of Denys Bihus was released, nine days later, it is unlikely to find any information important for the criminal proceeding. Yet, he agreed to use them for a complete and objective examination of the case,” SAP representatives stressed.

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As it was reported, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) sabotage the investigation on the embezzlement in the defense sphere.

On April 3, SAP accused NABU of the intentional prolonging of the investigation of embezzlement in the defense sector.

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 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, President Petro 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.

According to the investigation, Poroshenko's enterprise Kuznia na Rybalskomu was one of the straw companies, which participated in the embezzlement. 

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