Ukrainian Politics, Economics

 Full transformation of Ukroboronprom to take six months, – NSDC deputy secretary

Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Serhii Kryvonos has said that six months are needed to fully reform State Concern Ukroboronprom, which includes more than 130 state-owned enterprises of the military-industrial complex.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform

Speaking on the Freedom of Speech show on Ukrainian TV channel ICTV on Monday, Kryvonos said that this is exactly the required term to restart to operation of Ukroboronprom, if the Verkhovna Rada considers the submitted draft law as soon as possible.

"If MPs consider and adopt this bill as soon as possible, and based on the results of the scheduled audit, it will take six months to reform Ukroboronprom," the NSDC deputy secretary said.

President Pero Poroshenko, who also participated in the talk show, in turn, noted that he has the right to define this document as urgent.

According to Poroshenko, this means that the parliament must consider the document as soon as possible.

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/n3117349