Poroshenko made a proposal for the defense industry

Порошенко внес предложения по оборонке

Poroshenko spoke at a meeting of the national security Council on the situation in Ukroboronprom

The President proposes to partially declassify data on procurement of weapons and provesti international wadit in Ukroboronprom.

President Petro Poroshenko during the meeting of the national security Council on the situation in Ukroboronprom stated the need to amend laws to avoid over-classification of data on state defence order.

“Should initiate changes in legislation to prevent over-classification of information under the state defense order”, – he said.

“The procurement primarily of old Soviet weapons, parts, ammunition can also be predominantly open. Require to ensure the wide use of competitive procurement procedures especially now that we are legislative acts gave the right to the Ministry of defense independently carry out these procurements,” added the head of state.

Poroshenko said that the information about the latest developments, including rocket techniques should be classified.

The President also initiated a comprehensive international audit of the concern Ukroboronprom. He noted that under the national security act, it is proposed to conduct a comprehensive audit of all contracts of the concern.

Poroshenko said that the audit should take place “transparently, to provide full confidence to provide international partners the information that will allow us to establish or deepen our cooperation.”

The President also proposes to expand the composition of the Supervisory Board of the Ukroboronprom.

“I propose immediately to solve the issue of enlarging the membership of the Supervisory Board of concern international experts from partner countries that are members of NATO. Us our partners have nothing to hide”, – said Poroshenko.

“Audit Ukroboronprom, the assessment of its corporate governance, updates of the Supervisory Board, the control and transparency of the state defense order will help the company to transform and not to lose the trust of citizens, partners and investors”, – said Poroshenko.

Recall, according to the investigation of journalists, the enterprises of Ukroboronprom bought parts supplied smuggled from Russia by a group of businessmen. The prices for items was overestimated several times.

Members of the scheme on the embezzlement in the defense industry are Deputy national security Council Secretary Oleg Gladkovsky, his son Igor with a friend and the Director of Ukroboronprom Paul Bukin. In this scheme also allegedly involved the heads of defence agencies of different levels.

In response to the investigation Ukroboronprom has accused journalists of manipulating.

Has opened several criminal cases, arrested five officials.

 

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