Prosecutor’s General Office finds unjustified spending in Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

The General Prosecutor's Office found out that at the end of 2016 the receivables of the supply companies to the Defense Ministry tripled by 2.4 billion hryvnia ($90 million USD) and thus reached a record total amount of more than 6.1 billion hryvnia ($240 million USD), reported Zerkalo Nedeli (Ukrainian Weekly Newspaper).

According to the publication, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko sent a letter containing the data on these findings to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and the Cabinet of Ministers in mid-July.

As noted, the amount of debt of the Ministry of Defense is 11% of its annual funding. Overdue debt reached 755 million hryvnia ($29.3 million USD).

The enterprises of the state concern Ukroboronprom (Ukrainian Defense Industry) owed the Ministry of Defense 1.6 billion hryvnia ($60 million USD), and the overdue debt was 335 million hryvnia (about $13 million).

It was reported earlier that 25 heads of state enterprises had been dismissed according to the results of internal security inspections of the Ukrainian Defense Industry.

  Prosecutor General's Office, defense budget, Ukraine, Ukroboronprom

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