Poroshenko instructs Defense Minister to dismiss officials responsible for tenders



2014/08/06 • News

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko instructed Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey to dismiss two departmental heads of the Ministry, which is responsible for logistical support and tendering, as well as the procurement of arms. This was reported by Interfax Ukraine.

“I have instructed the Minister of Defence to dismiss two departmental heads: one was responsible for logistical support and tenders and the other was responsible for the purchasing of weapons. Two new leaders, who I hope will be more effective, have been appointed as of today,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with volunteers who provide support to soldiers of the Ukraine’s Armed Forces and National Guard who are participating in the ATO.

The president said he made this decision based on the published results of the previous general office investigation into inefficient spending, to ensure the protection of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard.

The president also stated that he instructed the public councils of ministries involved in tenders to actively involve volunteers in this process, “so that they have a full opportunity to inspect all purchases.”

Source: Hromadske.tv

Translated by Olena Wawryshyn

  • Donald Casavant

    Finally, a President that will make the different departments do their work properly and not try and steal every dollar that passes through their hands! It would be perfect if an investigation was conducted to see if these people that were dismissed are just stupid or are they thieves! If they are thieves, about 10 years in jail should set a great example for others who think that they can continue with business as normal!

  • Murf

    About da*n time. These clowns could have cost UA the war!
    As it stands the young men have had to suffer needlessly.
    If the next bunch can’t do better then Petro should can them too. Sooner or later someone will decide they want to work for living.