"I think that the bad name of this industry already has an impact on the support we provide. However, this will not stop us from doing this very important thing. Whether it is military training or providing Ukraine with serious weapons like Javelin to stop Russian aggression," Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center Director John Herbst said.
Herbst noted that the scandal around the Ukroboronprom obviously entails negative consequences both inside Ukraine and at the international level.
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.