Independent anti-corruption Committee ended the partnership with «Ukroboronprom»

Independent anti-corruption Committee on defence (NACO) announced the termination of partnership with the state concern «Ukroboronprom», because the Cabinet of Ministers and the presidential Administration (PA) «failed to create» independent Supervisory Council of the concern. This was reported on the website of the Ukrainian division of Transparency International.

«We hoped that we will be able to contribute to reducing the high risks of corruption existing in «Ukroboronprom» to date, and to provide an independent and effective Supervisory Board that the company could do what you have to do is to provide the army with necessary equipment and to spend wisely the taxpayers ‘ money. Unfortunately, we don’t see real political will on the part of the President’s Administration,» said co-chair of the NACO Oleh Rybachuk.

The report notes that the Independent anti-corruption Committee at the invitation of «Ukroboronprom» was monitoring the procurement of consulting services to support implementation of the management reform of the group.

«Given the accusations around ties top political leadership of the state with «Ukroboronprom», the introduction of truly independent Supervisory Board is essential,» said co-chair of the NACO Drago KOs.

«Ukroboronprom» brings together more than 100 companies in five key sectors of the defense industry. The company has more than 10 design bureaus involved in the development of weapons and equipment, design and research.

In 2017 «Ukroboronprom» took 62 th place in the ranking of world arms manufacturers under the version of the specialized publication DefenseNews. In 2016, the annual income of the group amounted to us $1,075 billion, and in 2015 – $920 million

Journalist Askold krushelnitsky in an article for Foreign Policy magazine reports that the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine is investigating the machinations of the contracts of the state concern «Ukroboronprom» $39 million for the supply of spare parts for Antonov aircraft AN-32 of the Ministry of defense of Iraq.

Independent anti-corruption Committee ended the partnership with «Ukroboronprom» 26.12.2017

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