Ukroboronprom has suspended two of its directors based on journalistic investigation reports of corruption in Ukrainian defense industry.
Director of the State Enterprise "Kharkiv Design Bureau for Machine-Building , Alexei Babich and Director of State Enterprise "Izyum Instrument-Making Plant" Sergei Filonenko are removed from their positions, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The decision was taken by the Director General of Ukroboronprom, Pavel Bukin in connection with the significant public resonance caused by information published in the media and in order to provide conditions for conducting the relevant investigation by law enforcement agencies, the statement read.
We emphasize that Ukroboronprom within the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings will provide investigators with all necessary information. The management of the Concern is concerned that all proceedings should be investigated as soon as possible, and officials involved in abuses are punished in accordance with the Law.
On 25 February the team BIHUS.info published journalistic investigation, according to which the son of the Deputy national security Council Secretary Oleg Gladkovsky allegedly leading a group of people, which profited from the sale of smuggled Russian parts with a large margin for the Ukrainian defense industry, Focus reported.
Ukrainian State Enterprise, Ukroboronprom has handed over 65 units of armaments and military equipment that include tanks, armored vehicles, armored cars and precision anti-tank missile systems to the Ukrainian army. The handing over of the armaments is our response to the hysteria and provocation of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov said during the transfer of equipment on Thursday
Kharkiv enterprises of DK Ukroboronprom handed over 20 units of heavy armament and equipment to the Ukrainian army. On October 3, 2018, the Ukrainian military received 16 T-80 and T-64 tanks on the territory of the State Enterprise "Malyshev Plant", which were reinstated on the State Enterprise "Kharkiv Armored Plant"
Ukrainian Lviv Armored Plant, a part of state-run Ukroboronprom has completed departmental tests of the armored repair evacuation machine (BREM) ‘Lion and are ready for its serial production. The machine based on T-72 tank is intended for evacuation and towing of defective, damaged trached and wheeled military equipment in conditions of combat, carrying out its current and average repair in field conditions, Ukroboronprom said in a statement Tuesday
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has approved operation of the most-advanced fire-fighting tank GPM-72, manufactured by UKROBORONPROM SE “Lviv Armored Plant”, by the countrys armed forced, after successful completion of departmental tests. The fire-fighting tank GPM-72 was created on the initiative and at the own expense of the "Lviv Armored Plant"
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to have the leaders of the state-owned defense concern Ukroboronprom take polygraph tests, the presidents press service reported on April 4. The decision was made by Poroshenko during a meeting with Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, and his deputy Serhiy Kryvonos, Ukrainian media reported
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