Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to carry out extensive audit of defense enterprises

Federal Anti-Monopoly Service to carry out extensive audit of defense enterprises
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The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is to check 46 organizations.

The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) will organize a large-scale audit of defense enterprises after the appeal of the Ministry of Defense. This is reported by the Committee's press service. 

In total, it is planned to visit 46 organizations of the industry, against which the Ministry of Defense has complained. The Ministry headed by Sergey Shoygu was dissatisfied with the late provision of materials for the calculation of prices for weapons. 

“This behavior creates prerequisites for prolongation of the contractual campaign in 2019,” the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service’s message says. 

In addition, FAS employees will check 748 organizations, which untimely provided financial activity reports during the execution of the state defense order. According to Deputy Head of the Service Daniil Fesyuk, “the fulfillment of defense program tasks requires discipline to be followed by all parties to the relationship, including the commercial sector.” It is not specified which companies will be affected by the inspection. 

In late March, it was reported that enterprises working with the state defense order in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Lipetsk had been searched. Thus, the Federal Security Service visited the Lipetsk Machine-Tool Builder. After searches, a criminal case of budgetary funds embezzlement was initiated under part 4 of Art. 159 (Swindling on an Especially Large Scale). The amount and circumstances of the embezzlement have not been disclosed. 



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