Neither UKROBORONPROM (UOP) enterprises-participants, nor the Concern itself are state structures, funded by the state budget. This was stated by UOP Director General Roman Romanov in an interview with Channel 5.
"The thesis on UOP state funding is wrong, although some deputies keep using it. UOP enterprises –like any other economic agent – compete to obtain orders from defense and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine and foreign customers, pay taxes, etc. ", – said Roman Romanov.
He explained that the State Concern is a manufacture that fulfills orders of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the state budget does not allow loading domestic enterprises of defense industry to the maximum, and UOP share in the state defense order makes only 32%.
"Most innovations are developed using UOP current assets, with no government support," – said Roman Romanov.
The Concern fulfilled the state defense order 2016 comprehensively.