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 Ukroboronprom calls Bihus.info corruption probe manipulative and biased

Ukroboronprom State Concern has responded to the third part of the investigation by Bihus.info into a large-scale corruption in the defense sector of Ukraine.

It is reported by Censor.NET citing the concern press service.

"We emphasize that the information promulgated by Nashi Hroshi (Our Money TV program. – Ed.) has signs of manipulation and is a manifestation of biased journalism. After all, the authors did not cite the concern’s viewpoint, which they had at their first request," - the statement says.

The concern denies the information on a sevenfold increase of the price of devices for Kazakh aircraft An-26 and stressed that the only company that agreed to deliver these products was AN-Service LLC.

It is noted that the statement of the journalists about the cost of devices is absolutely incorrect as they lack understanding of all the aspects of the customs value formation.

The concern also cites the fact that the purchase of altimeters by the client country, Kazakhstan, from the Ukrainian company and not directly from the manufacturer, the Russian Federation, which is a partner of Kazakhstan in the Customs Union and could offer a good price, testifies that the price was the best.

Feb. 25, journalists unveiled corruption and embezzlement in the defense sector of Ukraine, which involved people from the business environment of President Petro Poroshenko. According to journalists, the son of the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleh Hladkovskyi, Ihor, was a direct participant in million hryvnia schemes.

Hladkovskyi asked to suspend his powers as the first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC for the period of the probe.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3114961