Kickbacks in Ukraine’s defence complex: journalists expose member of Defence Council

22:29, 26 February 2019

Oleg Gladkovsky, the First Deputy Secretary of National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine is suspended of his duties due to journalists investigation of kickbacks in Ukraine’s defence complex.

According to the journalists of the Nashi Hroshi (“Our money”) program, Oleg Gladkovsky together with his son Ihor Gladkovsky organized corrupt practices to receive kickbacks from purchases of the spares to the military equipment through straw companies for the country’s defence enterprises at an over-inflated price back in 2015.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko supported the suspension and underlined the necessity to urgently investigate the message of the journalists. Meanwhile, Ihor Gladkovsky is going to sue journalists and to require direct evidences of his guilt. He calls the emails in the basis of the investigation a fake.