"The information that was published on certain websites regarding the appointment of Aliona Rotova the director of capital construction department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry does not correspond to reality," the statement notes.
"Rotova was undergoing a special check concerning her employment," the MOD noted.
A few hours later the Ministry' website published an announcement of a competition for the position of the director of the capital construction department and operation of funds.
"In connection with the reform of the Defense Ministry and pursuant to the organizational and staff activities related to the tasks and functions optimization, as well as the reduction of the capital construction department and chief quartermaster services department [the Ministry] created the department of capital construction and operation of funds, which will take over the powers of the reduced bodies. In this regard, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announces a competition for the position of the unit's director.
"The Defense Ministry invites all experienced people, patriots of Ukraine, who are willing to engage in this area of work, to take part in this competition to fill the vacant position," the statement reads.