Portnov complains to SBI about Parubiy's delay in signing law on military standards for defense industry
Ex-Deputy Presidential Administration head under disgraced ex-President Viktor Yanukovych Andriy Portnov has sent a statement to the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) about the delay of Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy in signing a law adopted on strengthening criminal liability for corruption and embezzlement in the army.
"As I promised, today I've sent a new statement about the crime to the State Bureau of Investigations. The plot is functionary Parubiy, acting deliberately, as part of an organized criminal group and by prior agreement, realizing the use of power to hide the facts of corruption and looting in the defense sphere, understanding exactly that he acts to the detriment of the defense capability, state security and territorial integrity of Ukraine, for several years did not sign the law criminalizing corruption and embezzlement in the army," Portnov said on Facebook on Wednesday.
Portnov said Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko knew about the scheme.
As reported, on July 15, 2015, parliament adopted in general the law amendments to the criminal and criminal procedural codes on establishing responsibility for violation of legislation in the field of conformity assessment, manufacturing, selling, purchasing products, works and services in the military sphere (bill No. 1793). The document strengthens criminal liability for violation of the conditions of technical standards in the defense industry.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vetoed the law on August 7, 2015.
On January 26, 2016, the document was adopted by Parliament for the second time already with the proposals of the president.
On June 7, 2019, Parubiy signed this law and sent it to the president for signature. The bill has not been signed by the president yet.