UKROBORONPROM (UOP) leadership and the heads of the leading enterprises-participants of the State Concern visited the meeting of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption in order to obtain results on 68 corruption cases reports on and official crimes in the military-industrial complex, declared at the meeting with Chairman of the Committee in December 2015.
During the meeting on Wednesday, 19 October, State Concern management handed over 116 appeals to law enforcement agencies with the new ones, identified due to internal checks in 2016. The State Concern expects the Committee to create a working group to facilitate prompt investigation of corrupt practices in the system of armament production and supply.
The State Concern "UkrOboronProm" -as the governing body of the defense industry enterprises – is authorized to simply fire the heads of its enterprises in case they are corrupted. To bring offenders to disciplinary responsibility we ask deputies’ support in the investigation of the facts were transferred to the law enforcement agencies long ago.
“All these 116 cases – discovered by the State Concern – contain specific facts of corruption and abusive practices. Including those announced by the State Concern a year ago to the Head of guidance to the Head of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption. We ask to examine the materials submitted so that no one could accuse the Commettee itself and UKROBORONPROM in covering corruption – said UOP leadership.
For the second time the State Concern initiates the transfer of corruption cases to the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption, continuing the policy of cleansing. Over the past two years – in accordance with UOP decisions – dozens of heads of UOP enterprises lost their positions.
"For 2 years the war is going on not only in the country but also in the sector of defence industry. For two years, UKROBORONPROM has been firmly and systematically monitoring the activities of its enterprises-participants to prevent corruption and protect the interests of the state. All the facts of the offenses are systematized and transferred immediately to the law enforcement agencies, but the cases do not always reach the court and guilty are not always brought to responsibility, "- said at the meeting.
The verdict on the case of former director of the Lviv Armored Plant Olexander Ostaptsya is a good example of formal attitude to corruption fightings. Suspended sentence for corrupt public servant, who took the money from the state that is at war, – is too soft and UKROBORONPROM has already emphasized this fact.
In addition, "UkrOboronProm" refers to the deputies to take important decisions for Ukraine by changing existing legislation in the post-Soviet defence sector on modern standards, generally accepted in the world.
SC "UkrOboronProm" has introduced e-procurement system in October 2014. Thanks to electronic trading systems, including platform ProZorro, "UkrOboronProm" saved more than 680 million UAH. 374.9 mln.UAH were saved in the first 9 months of 2016.