Contents tagged with Ukroboronprom

  • Poroshenko denies complicity in Ukraine's defense industry corruption

    In an interview with Radio NV, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he was not part of the recently uncovered corrupt schemes in Ukraine’s state-owned defense industry company Ukroboronprom.

    “I emphasize that President Petro Poroshenko has not been involved in any corrupt schemes. I assert and emphasize this. I was not aware of any corrupt schemes. And I tell you this today with a completely clean conscience, and I can honestly look even the law enforcement organs in the eye,” …

  • Ukraine completes field testing of domestically produced counter-battery system

    The 1L220UK counter-battery radar, developed by the Scientific Production Complex “Iskra” (part of the Ukrainian state-owned defense concern Ukroboronprom), has successfully passed government field testing, Ukroboronprom announced on its website.

    “The tests performed at one of the training grounds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made it possible to confirm the tactical and technical characteristics of the 1L220UK, which significantly outstrip those of the counter-battery radars currently in the …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko orders polygraph test for Ukroboronprom leadership after corruption scandal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to have the leaders of the state-owned defense concern Ukroboronprom take polygraph tests, the president’s press service reported on Tuesday.

    The decision was made by Poroshenko during a meeting with Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, and his deputy Serhiy Kryvonos.

    “We ask the government to ensure that a polygraph test is organized for all of the leaders of the state concern …

  • Ukraine develops electromagnetic weapon

    The Ukrainian state enterprise Spetstechnoexport, which is a subsidiary of the state defense concern Ukroboronprom, announced that Ukraine has developed and begun production of an electromagnetic weapon designed to destroy various types of military radio-electronic devices, including power supplies and data transmission systems.

    Development of this technology was made possible through foreign investments. Between 2014-2015, Spetstechnoexport looked for foreign partners who would be willing to …

  • President Poroshenko begins to reform Ukraine’s defense procurement system after corruption scandal

    Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree enacting the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine( NSDC) "On the reform of the military-industrial complex and increasing the level of transparency in the implementation of the state defense order," reports the press service of the President of Ukraine.

    The decision was made because of “the need to strengthen the role of domestic defense enterprises <...> in fulfilling the tasks of providing security and defense …

  • Ukrainian President wants Ukroboronprom audited by 'Big Four' accounting firms

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wants to have the Ukrainian state defense concern Ukroboronprom audited by one of the “Big Four” accounting firms – Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    “The audit, in order to ensure that our international partners also trust it, should preferably be done by one of the four world-renowned auditing companies. With others there is a lower level of trust,” he told ICTV in an interview.

    Poroshenko also noted that the Ukrainian state …

  • Ukrainian President promises zero tolerance for corruption

    During an interview on ICTV on Sunday 10 March, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to guarantee zero tolerance for corruption and punishment for anyone who steals.

    Poroshenko said that for five years, constant, systematic work has been done to combat corruption, and that today the situation has improved considerably.

    “I want to remind everyone what the situation was like in the defense industry and the army in 2014 – everyone had been stealing the entire time since the start of …

  • Turkey delivers Bayraktar combat drones to Ukraine

    On Wednesday, at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the delivery of a batch of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles to Ukraine from Turkey.

    "Now, exercises with the new, powerful Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle will be carried out, the supplies of which I managed to agree with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I can even say that these drones are already in the territory of Ukraine,” he said.

    The …

  • Poroshenko promises audit of Ukrainian defense industry

    During a session of the National Security and Defense Council on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to have the state-owned defense concern “Ukroboronprom” audited.

    “We are now initiating a complex international audit of the concern Ukroboronprom in accordance with the law on national security – a complex audit of all contracts,” the Ukrainian President said.

    “Secondly, I propose that we immediately deal with the matter of expanding the concern’s supervisory board with …

  • US ambassador calls for audit of Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch believes that an audit of the Ukrainian state defense industry concern Ukroboronprom will assist the fight against corruption in the national security sector.

    According to her, the decision to perform the audit needs to be made by the Cabinet of Ministers, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “The Ukrainian government should also audit Ukroboronprom and declassify the orders. This will help the fight against corruption in the national security and defense sector… It …