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Roman Romanov, the now former General Director of the defense state conglomerate, publicly announced his resignation as leader of Ukroboronprom in an official statement available on their website.
He added: “I already informed the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and I hope that he will support my decision.”
Romanov used this occasion to remind the public of his work while in office, and added that “over the last 3,5 years, under his leadership, the conglomerate completed 100% of state orders that came in, and as a result delivered more than 16 thousand weapons and other military equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the National Guard and other security forces.”
One news coming after another, the presidential administration followed quickly and declared that Petro Poroshenko signed a decree officially dismissing the “Ukroboronprom” General Director from duty.
“Roman A. Romanov is being relieved from his position as General Director of the State Conglomerate “Ukroboronprom,” stated the decree number 26/2018 on the President’s website.
As previously reported, the resignation of Roman Romanov was actually instigated by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Romanov’s troubles started due to outstanding salaries towards employees of the State Company “Mykolayiv North Shipyard”, which is also part of the State Conglomerate “Ukroboronprom”.