Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed the Defense Ministry with a demand to restore order within the
subordinate department “with application of funds and purchase of necessary
equipment”. He said during the Government’s session on Wednesday, August 27.
called it unacceptable how the funds are being used, those allocated by the
Government for the national security and defense: “[The funds] of the first
tranche allocated by the Government for the national security and defense.
Billions of hryvnyas are accumulated. It's our duty
as Government to find the money. We have found them. Only 45% have been spent.
Just not mention additional UAH 9 billion, we have also accumulated and
The Head of
Government reminded that at the extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of
Ministers on August 26 a decision had been approved to introduce an urgent procedure of transferring of military
equipment and weapon to cover the needs of those participating in ATO: “Also all
the equipment and weapons, being now the property of the Ministry of Defense
and stored in the facilities of "Ukroboronprom",
is the subject to urgent modernization and repair.
Yatsenyuk mentioned the National Guard, “that manages to arm and modernize
apace, and properly use funds”.