Ukrainian Ministry of Defense refuses to dismiss Deputy Minister accused of multimillion dollar embezzlement
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry refused to discharge Deputy Minister Ihor Pavlovsky, who is suspected of embezzlement of budgetary funds, as stated in the response of the Ministry to the prosecution’s request that was published by the press-service of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
The Office noted that Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak reiterated the need to combat corruption. However, the Ministry refused to suspend Pavlovsky for the length of the investigation.
The Ministry’s published response, signed by Poltorak, alleged that the dismissal of Pavlovsky may adversely affect the coordination of the actions of the Ministry’s structural divisions.
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