The media involved in high-profile corruption scandal around the state concern “Ukroboronprom” former national security Council Deputy Secretary Oleg Gladkovsky demands interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko to “restore order and to punish” radical young people, once again storming his house.
“Ukraine was, is and hopefully will continue the legal state in which the laws,” said Gladkovsky in a statement to the media statement.
He reiterated that “neither he, nor his family, have no relation to false accusations” voiced, in his words, “compiled” from “provocative” facts of the investigation, and no “case Gladkovsky” does not exist.“
Former Deputy Secretary recalled that he had been dismissed by President Petro Poroshenko (2014-2019) from the post to ensure fair investigation announced the charges, and his son, whose name was also mentioned in the investigation as the defendant in a corruption scheme, has filed a lawsuit against journalists and interested in a “speedy” trial.
According to Gladkovsky, actions storming his house “pseudosocialist” demonstrate “the failure of law enforcement to maintain order in the streets of Ukrainian cities and impunity for offenders”.
As reported, in connection with resonant media scandal of corruption in the defence sector in Kiev and Kiev region, where Gladkovsky, periodically rallies and meetings of activists, first and foremost, supporters of the public organization “national body.” Earlier media voiced the assumption that its activities are controlled by the police.
Headed from August 2014 to March 2018 the interdepartmental Commission on the defence sector at the national security Council, and in June of the same year to March 2019 interdepartmental Commission on questions military-technical cooperation and export control, the first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC Gladkovsky was dismissed by presidential decree on 4 March with the aim of ensuring an objective investigation received wide public and political resonance information of the project “Our pennies” Bihus Info on corruption in the defence sector.
During the meeting with representatives of public organizations in April, Poroshenko said that voiced in the media in the midst of a presidential campaign information on corruption in the “Ukroboronprom” was “taken from the leak in law enforcement”. “Three years was under investigation, a year before the election was organized leakage of information, and a month before the election it was promulgated,” he said.
He stressed that the resonance suspicion of involvement in corruption schemes of top managers in the defense sector, including former Deputy national security Council Gladkovsky, should be investigated by law enforcement and proved in court.
“Ukroboronprom” has previously said that the authors of the project used a manipulative non-public information filed by enforcement agencies in 2015-2016 criminal proceedings about the activities of OOO “Optimistical” and sank another media scandal of the state concern with the new information sabotage against Ukraine.
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