Semi-empty warehouses, missing thousands of tons of stocks in an unknown direction, expired food products worth hundreds of millions of hryvnias, catastrophic technical condition of enterprises, economic disorder and multimillion-dollar financial fraud - this is a list of only some of the main points from the conclusion of the State Audit Service, which audited the "State Reserve" , reported in the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.
A large-scale audit with the involvement of all competent authorities took place for the first time in recent years at the initiative of the Ministry of Economy and on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
“What is happening in the State Reserve is unacceptable. Back in the spring, when I just came to the ministry and began to learn about the egregious facts of the State Reserve's activities, we initiated an audit. In the summer, we publicly announced that the audit is being conducted and its results will be presented to everyone, both journalists and law enforcement agencies. The situation with the State Reserve, which we see now, needs to be fundamentally changed, ”said Igor Petrashko, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
In the financial and economic activities of the enterprises of "State Reserve" the amount of violations amounted to 31.4 million hryvnia. Violations in the amount of 1.7 million hryvnia were revealed in the State Reserve apparatus.
The audits also established violations of the law in the implementation of public procurement without concluding contracts.
Now materials, which have appropriate grounds, have been transferred to NABU, SBU and the National Police of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Economy expressed gratitude to the State Audit Service of Ukraine for the effective work in conducting the audit of the "State Reserve".