State Concern "Ukroboronprom" announced about curtailing the reform of the country's defense-industrial complex and interference in its economic activities by the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine.
“We appeal to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov, as well as Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence Oleksandr Zavitnevich with a request to pay attention to the situation, which has developed around the reform of the military-industrial complex. We hope for a balanced and active position of the state leadership on the issue of ensuring the defense capability of the belligerent country, ”the concern's official statement reads.
Ukroboronprom reported that despite all the complications associated with the pandemic, all obligations under the existing contracts were fulfilled, financial indicators were kept at the pre-crisis level, not a single non-transparent personnel appointment was allowed, and law enforcement agencies did not start any one criminal proceeding against members of the new team.
The new management team of the concern has prepared a strategy for reforming the concern, which received full support from the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council and international partners.
“In June of this year, we registered a draft of the relevant law, which was supposed to start a historic reform for the country,” said Ukroboronprom.
They recalled that in July this year, in pursuance of the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 59/2020, the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine was created, which should be responsible for the formation and implementation of the state military-industrial policy.
The Ministry publicly supported the reform concept proposed by the concern, however, contrary to the norms of the current legislation and in violation of the standards of state property management, from the first day of work it interfered in the activities of Ukroboronprom in the form of oral instructions and numerous insistence, the concern said. >
"We consider such actions unacceptable and such that they undermine confidence in the declared intentions, goals and objectives set before the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, in accordance with the Action Program of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine," the concern summed up.