Pavel Bukin – the former General Director of state concern “Ukroboronprom” and subsidiary enterprise “UkrSpetsExport”. Today disgusting person involved in the investigation on corruption in defence sector of Ukraine.
Biography Of Paul Bukin
Bukin was born in 1976, but it is not known exactly where he lived and where he studied. He is married to Natalia Demidenko (nee). In 2011 the couple had a son.
His career Bukin started in “Kyivmedpreparat”, controlled by Konstantin Zhevago. After a while Bukin got a part of the shares of this company.
Then Bukin worked in the Consulate of Ukraine in Turkey, located in Ankara.
In 2012 Bukin became the Deputy General Director of “Ukroboronprom”. In this position, he worked for a year.
In 2016 Bukin became the head of “Ukrspetseksport”, and after 2 years became the General Director of “Ukroboronprom”.
The row over the appointment of the head of “Ukroboronprom”
Bukina appointment to the post of head of “Ukroboronprom” was quite resonant. He got in a scandal because of the opacity of the contest for the mentioned position.
So, February 12 as head of the “Ukroboronprom” fired Roman Romanov. And the next day, the press service of the company reported that it completed the selection of candidates for the vacant position. Against this background, it becomes apparent that the candidate Bukin have already been actually approved and transparent competition were not even fictitiously.
February 20, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman presented President Poroshenko’s candidacy Bukin. The next day Poroshenko signed the documents on the appointment of Bukina for the post of head of “Ukroboronprom”.
Interestingly, not known to anyone who watched before the appointment to such a responsible post had to be lighted in the same scandal.
The scandal surrounding the Declaration
In 2017, reporting on their income, Bukin almost every month amended the electronic Declaration:
- in may Bukin wrote that his monthly salary is 113 thousand 998 hryvnias.
- A month later this amount had dropped to 194 thousand 625 UAH.
- A month later, this figure had grown to 786 284 thousand hryvnias.
- In early August, Bukin indicated the size of his salary of € 199 thousand 785 hryvnias.
- In addition, all declarations Bukin were listed his wife, Natalia and 2 of her apartment on Novopecherskie limes.
The corruption scandal in the defense industry
March 4 journalists Bihus.info published one part resonance investigation of corruption schemes in “Ukroboronprom”. They told how Bukin and other participants of the schemes has mastered a large amount of money on the altimeter – the important parts to the aircraft.
Delivery of parts was smuggled from Russia through company-gaskets, and are sold in “Ukroboronprom” at inflated prices. According to journalists, the size of theft is not less than 250 million.
For the supply of parts for aircraft Antonov said the company “UkrSpetsExport”, which at that time led by Bukin. Officially to purchase military items in Russia “UkrSpetsExport” could not, because in 2014 any cooperation in this sphere with Russia was suspended.
Then Bukin turned to mediators – former employee of “Ukroboronprom” Vitaly Zhukov and son of the former first Deputy of the NSDC Secretary Oleg Gladkovsky.
Zhukov family Bukin, judging by their correspondence, was a friend. Together, they even planned a family vacation on the coast of France at a cost of 60 thousand euros. At the same time Bukin didn’t really want to have someone in the group knew about his relationship with Zhukov.
Zhukov asks not to appear in the Central office of concern
According to journalists, in the summer of 2016 Bukin sent Zhukov a list of the relevant parts of the altimeters, and the approximate amount of the order. Beetles Gladkowski Jr. took over.
After the high profile investigations of journalists took over the anti-corruption bodies. They raided Bukin and other persons involved in the scandal. Bukin was also dismissed from the post of head of “Ukroboronprom”.
Declaration – Bukin, Pavel Yuryevich
In return for the 2019 Bukin indicated that:
- is the co-owner of the apartment in Kiev area at 71.4 per square meter;
- renting apartment in Minsk at 93.3 per square meter;
- uses a vehicle (but not the owner) Nissan X-Trail 2016 release;
- owns two expensive watches;
- annual salary in the post of the head “Ukroboronprom” – 831 thousand 400 UAH;
- cash it holds 175 thousand 800 dollars and 4 million 400 thousand hryvnias;
- in Bank accounts keeps 372 709 thousand hryvnias;
- Bukin is the owner of the shares of OJSC “Kyivmedpreparat”.