The parliamentary Committee on security and defence adopted a decision to appeal to the President, Prime Minister and speaker of the Verkhovna Rada on the issue of delay in the approval of the state defense order for the year 2018.
“I don’t want to throw around words like “sabotage”, “betrayal”, but the situation is scandalous,” he said during the Committee meeting on Wednesday, its head Sergei Pashinsky.
He noted that today all the documents are already transferred from the Ministry of defence of the government, he is now one of the Vice-the first Vice Prime Minister – Minister of economic development and trade Stepan Kubiv.
Pashinsky promised to raise the issue during the hour of questions to the government on Friday, 9 February.
However, as has informed during the meeting of the Committee, the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, last year for the purchase of military equipment and weapons there are 7 billion in 2018 – about 15 billion UAH .
“We this year have the opportunity to spend money not only at maintenance and repair, and upgrading and for the purchase of many new techniques. Now we have the basic types of weapons and equipment, which allow the APU to execute tasks as directed. Now we have the opportunity to devote significant resources to development,” he said.
The Secretary of the Committee Ivan Vinnik also noted that today was “a shameful situation, when the state defense order approved by the Cabinet and passed to the stewards – at the end of March”.
“This is unacceptable, especially given the fact that we have government guarantees, which attracted significant funds and monthly you have to pay high interest rates,” he said.