The state concern Ukroboronprom says that the payment of wages to workers of GP the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant (ex – Shipbuilding factory im. 61 Communards) is completely dependent on the Cabinet of Ministers. About it reports a press-service of the state concern.
The Ukroboronprom said that the Cabinet must make a decision about the future of the rocket cruiser “Ukraine”.
“Under the law, all enterprises of the group are independent entities and operate only through their own commercial activities. Payment of wage arrears at the expense of other companies contrary to the norms of Ukrainian legislation on conducting financial activities, in accordance with which, Ukroboronprom has no right to allocate assets between the enterprises-participants of the group, said in the state.
In the opinion of management of the concern, the decision to take away funds from other active enterprises of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, in particular, Antonov company, SE KMDB im. Morozov, SJSHC Artem and others, will lead to the failure of the plans of these enterprises for the production of weapons for the Ukrainian army.
Debt on GP the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant arose from the fact that from February 2015, the state has ceased to offset the cost of the plant for the maintenance of the unfinished cruiser “Ukraine” which is the property of defense. In the result, the state debt to the company and its employees reached 61.1 million UAH. These funds would be enough to pay off all wage arrears and restart the operation of the enterprise.
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The group stressed that the state must return those funds to the plant or to demilitarize the cruiser (on what insists the Ministry of defence), or to provide funds for its completion. Any of these steps will help to pull the plant out of debt, to resume his work as a key shipbuilding enterprises of Ukraine.
“Now the concern is within the competence together with the factory working to its excretion from the crisis and the recovery of production. Completed the repair of civil ship “Petrel”, negotiations with the customer for the modernization of the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny” and the completion of dock repair landing craft “Svatovo” on the capacity of the plant,” – said in Ukroboronprom.
Earlier, the head of the civil Ukroboronprom Roman Romanov said that GP the Nikolaev shipbuilding plant will receive funds for repayment of wage arrears due to the state budget.