Roman Romanov, a state enterprise Ukroboronprom head announced his resignation on Monday, Feb. 12. After that, Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, dismissed Roman Romanov by his decree of February 12. Romanov wrote about his resignation in a statement on the website of the enterprise.
“I decided to leave the post of the head of Ukroboronprom. Mass media reminded me all the time that I came to the state concern from a business. This is true. I think every man has to spend some period of his life serving his country. These three and a half years were my service,” Romanov said.
Romanov thanked the staff members of Ukroboronprom for “believing in defense industry regeneration”. “I am sure that my follower will continue pursuing this course. I will gradually pass him all duties so that my resignation does not affect the enterprise’s productivity,” – he noted.
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 head of the state decided to sign the papers on Romanov’s resignation on Wednesday.
Romanov worked at this position from July 4, 2014.
It was also reported that Ukroboronprom is getting ready to modernize the air defence system Pechora, as Poroshenko announced. The President noted that the modernized complex can reach targets that are 40 km away, while the maximum height of its range is 25 km.