Ministry of Defense again refused to give to "Ukrainski Novyny"list of all officials awarded with personal weapon
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine refused to answer the information request from the information agency “Ukrainski Novyny” ("Ukrainian news") that asked to provide a list of people awarded with personal weapon in 2014-2015. The information agency claims that they received the response from the Ministry only in five weeks, and only after they filed court claims against the Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov who failed to provide the list of people awarded with personal weapons at the cost of taxpayers. The formal reason for refusing to provide this list is confidentiality considerations. One more request to the Ministry about the statistical data on awards was completely ignored. The information on this was provided by “Detector media” with a reference to "Ukrainski Novyny ".