Ukroboronprom sacks senior officials

21 October 2019

Ukrainian state-owned company Ukroboronprom has dismissed Vadim Shkavra, director of the Kiev Armoured Plant, citing a failure to meet government contracts.

In a press statement on 18 October, Ukroboronprom said that the Kiev facility “is currently in an unstable financial and economic situation and is in danger of not fulfilling contracts with government customers”.

Sinyavskyi Volodymyr, the company’s deputy director of production, has been appointed as acting director.

On 11 October, Ukroboronprom announced that it had dismissed Alexey Babich as director of the Kharkov Morozov Design Bureau (KMDB). The company cited “systematic failure to perform contracts with the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine”, as well as wage debts to employees, a shortened working week, loss of personnel, and the cancellation of earlier contracts with the Ukrainian Ground Forces.

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