President of Ukraine

Head of State: Trust in the results of the Ukroboronprom's audit will be guaranteed by the involvement of a world-renowned audit company

10 March 2019 - 20:11

Head of State: Trust in the results of the Ukroboronprom's audit will be guaranteed by the involvement of a world-renowned audit company

In the interview to ICTV channel, President Petro Poroshenko stressed that a world-renowned audit company should be involved in the audit of Ukroboronprom to ensure its credibility.

"Let us divide, as there are three things. The first is the audit. To ensure trust of international partners we should involve one of four world-renowned audit companies. Others have a lower level of trust," the Head of State answered the question whether the desire to involve international companies in the Ukroboronprom's audit means the lack of confidence in the Ukrainian anticorruption agencies.

According to Petro Poroshenko, the second issue is to ensure revision. "The audit service of the Ukrainian government, the Accounting Chamber and any other body that has the right to audit will be involved in the revision of each contract. Why do we need it? To ensure trust. No one should have any doubts about the determination and effectiveness of our actions," the President emphasized.

The third issue is the investigation into the crimes committed. "If these are high-ranking officials, this is the competence of NABU and SAP. Everyone fully understands that the President has no influence on these investigations, and that's good, as the investigation should be independent. The Prosecutor General's Office, the State Bureau of Investigation or anyone who detects a crime should investigate and inform society," he said.

"And the last one - it should be absolutely transparent and the public should be informed well. If it is turned into a show and it is made by those who were involved in plundering in the army - former ministers, former prime ministers, then I will not allow to do that," Petro Poroshenko added. He noted that for the sake of transparency, the facts should be transferred to a special temporary investigative committee of the Parliament, where representatives of all factions will have an opportunity to check, make conclusions, vote and inform the society. "This is what I am interested in the most," he said.