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22 March, 2023
Cabinet of Ministers has launched the transformation of Ukroboronprom

This is a historic event for Ukraine’s defence industry. 

16 March, 2023
The MoD’s Anti-Corruption Office expanded into a Department
According to Serhii Stepanian, the key goal of the newly created Department is to implement the principle of zero tolerance for corruption.
21 February, 2023
Personnel changes in the Ministry of Defence

On February 21, the Cabinet of Ministers approved personnel changes in the Ministry of Defense’s leadership

17 February, 2023
Automation of the army: the Ministry of Defense plans to implement a new accounting system
The project on logistics process automation will be implemented using the German SAP ERP system.
15 February, 2023
Partner countries can check the location of any weapons given to Ukraine
Even on the battlefield 
14 February, 2023
​​Lt Gen Oleksandr Pavliuk Appointed The First Deputy Minister of Defence
On February 14, the Cabinet of Ministers approved personnel changes in the Ministry of Defense’s leadership.
15 December, 2022
Lacking fair trial and rights protection: NAKO analysed draft law No. 8271
On December 13, 2022, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed draft law No. 8271. It is aimed at increasing penalties for service members in the context of martial law
22 November, 2022
The officials and experts discussed reforms of the Ukrainian defence industry and the strategy for victory in the war with Russia in the French Senate.

They discussed Ukraine’s energy, security, and national identity during the conference "What will be the future of Ukraine?" Energy, security, identity".

3 November, 2022
Ukraine’s State Budget in 2023: more than 18% of GDP for defence and security
On November 3, Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law on the 2023 State Budget.
14 October, 2022
The Cabinet of Ministers created Ukraine's Coordination Center for Security and Defence Forces.
On October 14, the Cabinet of Ministers established the Coordination Center for Security and Defence Forces of Ukraine.
7 October, 2022
The Verkhovna Rada updated the composition of the national security, defence, and intelligence committee.

On October 6, the Verkhovna Rada transferred five MPs to the parliamentary committee on national security, defence, and intelligence.

19 July, 2022
The Verkhovna Rada created the commission to control the use of Western weapons.

On July 19, the Verkhovna Rada created a temporary special commission for monitoring the receipt and use of international material and technical assistance during the war.

20 June, 2022
New Anti-Corruption Strategy: defence corruption issues postponed

Verkhovna Rada approved Anti-Corruption Strategy with 310 votes.

12 March, 2022
The public calls for an international presence and monitoring during the evacuation in Ukraine
Most international organizations are not operating in the conflict hotspots
1 February, 2022
Reforms in Ukroboronprom, SSU, and Ministry of Defence to be 2022 priorities for G7 Ambassadors
G7 Ambassadors Support Group on Ukraine presented priority areas of cooperation for 2022. 
10 December, 2021
Ukroboronprom is preparing for liquidation

The government approved transforming Ukroboronprom into a joint-stock company

6 December, 2021
Announcement: Index of integrity in defence governance
How to overcome corruption in the defence sector?
4 November, 2021
Reshuffle in government: What is known about the new ministers?
Oleksiy Reznikov became the new Minister of Defence, the Ministry of Strategic Industries is now headed by Pavlo Ryabikin, Iryna Vereshchuk moved from the Parliament to the Ministry of Reintegration, and Yulia Svyridenko moved from the Office of the President to the Ministry of Economy.
27 September, 2021
NACP will monitor Draft Law №5716 on defence housing
NAKO analysed the Draft Law and found that the document does not regulate the defence housing issue.
24 September, 2021
Ministry of Defence owes UAH 5.7 bln to service members
These are the so-called “ATO” payments, bonuses, health benefits, etc
15 September, 2021
Will the budget for security and defence increase by 52 billion?
On September 15, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine presented the draft State Budget for 2022
7 July, 2021
Ukraine Reform Conference
Vilnius is hosting the 4th International Ukraine Reform Conference. What was on the Ukraine delegation’s agenda?
19 March, 2021
Announcement. Public Presentation of NAKO's Brief on Ukroboronprom's Reform
The brief includes assessment of the current state of affairs and NAKO's recommendations for the practical implementation of corporate governance standards at state-owned enterprises in Ukraine's defence industry
24 February, 2021
Failure to Implement the Law on Defence Procurement Threatens Ukraine's Movement to NATO
A Joint Statement of the Civil Society
29 January, 2021
Lawmakers Officially Launched Ukroboronprom Corporatization
227 MPs voted for the document
19 January, 2021
NAKO took part in MoD's corruption risks assessment
Corruption risks assessment is the foundation for a new Anti-Corruption Program of the Ministry of Defence for 2021-2024
24 December, 2020
Draft Law on Reforming State Enterprises in Ukraine's Defense Industry: Does it Correspond to OECD Principles?
The changes need to take place in accordance with the principles of the OECD which are the best standards for corporate governance of state enterprises
10 December, 2020
Ukroboronprom's SOEs: First Wave of Privatization Launched
As a result of triage analysis, only 33 enterprises were considered financially stable. As for other enterprises, the concern has developed plans for reorganization and reassignment
9 December, 2020
Government Defence Integrity Index: Ukraine In High Corruption Risk Zone
Today, on the International Anti-Corruption Day, NAKO is happy to announce that Transparency International launched its Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
28 November, 2020
Budget 2021: More for Security, Less for Defence
Although the total budget will increase, the expenses on defence will somewhat decrease. 
19 November, 2020
Ukroboronprom Informs about the Halt in Reforms
Ukroboronprom informs that the Ministry of Strategic Industries interferes with its business activity and scales down the reform of the military-industrial complex
16 November, 2020
First four months of Minstrategprom: reforms stalled?
It has already been almost four months since a new Ministry for Strategic Industries was set up and it’s high time to draw first observations on the effectiveness of the new agency
9 October, 2020
Announcement. Presentation of the Brief on MOD State-Owned Enterprises
The paper contains the analysis of the problems revealed by NAKO experts in the functioning of the Ministry’s SOEs and clear recommendations on how to change the outdated system of managing the Ministry’s SOEs
14 September, 2020
Statute for MinStrategProm adopted: some of corruption risks identified by NAKO removed, while others remained
The Statute regulating the functions of the newly created Ministry of Strategic Industries was officially published on the website of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers
19 August, 2020
NAKO identified corruption risks in the draft of the Decree regulating the MinStrategProm
How will the newly created Ministry for Strategic Industries will look like?
17 May, 2020
Top Corruption Cases in Defence: Recent Developments
14 April, 2020
No Monopoly for Arms Export: Why is it Important?
Cabinet of Ministers made a decision to allow business entities with the right to military export to independently enter external markets, without coordination of the marketing and pricing policy
1 April, 2020
NAKO Calls Attention to Corruption Schemes in Defence Housing. Part 2
How did the Ministry of Defence lose up to 660 apartments in the elite residential building?
1 April, 2020
NAKO Calls Attention to Corruption Schemes in Defence Housing
How did the appartments in the Kyiv outskirts turn out to be better than the ones in the Kyiv centre?
30 March, 2020
NAKO to Suggest Solutions to Reduce Corruption Risks in MoD Five Priority Areas
The results of the audits of the Ministry of Defence over the last three years revealed the loss of more than UAH 1 bln and 70% of this sum has not been compensated
14 February, 2020
NAKO Launches Project to Reduce Corruption Risks in MoD Priority Areas
NAKO launched the project to develop solutions for reducing corruption risks in the Ministry of Defence activity in 5 priority areas
18 December, 2019
Cabinet of Ministers Decided to Introduce OECD Standards at Ukroboronprom
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce OECD standards Ukroboronprom, alongside with other 9 big state enterprises
22 July, 2019
Cooperation with NAKO Defined by the Ministry of Defence as the Priority in its White Book
Cooperation with NAKO as the civil society organization is one of the priorities and achievements that Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence reported on in its ‘White Book 2018’
20 May, 2019
Volodymyr Zelensky's Answers to NAKO's Questionnaire
Now that Mr. Zelensky Mr. Zelensky has been inaugurated as the President of Ukraine, we have published his commitments in the English language
5 March, 2019
Ukroboronprom needs an international audit
NAKO's Analyst, Taras Yemchura, gave an interview on Ukroboronprom (UOP) and its liquidation
4 February, 2019
Nashi Groshi TV Program: Investigation of Ambiguous Schemes in Defence Service Housing
They have revealed that often expensive service housing is given to high officials who often later privatize it
11 December, 2018
Ukroboronprom's $4.5 mln audit tender: bidders revealed
Ukraine’s State Concern ‘Ukroboronprom’ announced a tender for the procurement of services related to strategic development, including strategic consultancy, legal due diligence and corporate governance assessment, and international financial audit
23 November, 2018
The Queue Will Disappear in 600 Years: Why the Servicemen and Women Cannot Get Their Housing?
Ukraine’s national ICTV channel made a story about corruption risks in defence housing based on NAKOs recent research of this issue
23 November, 2018
NAKOs Comment on the Adopted Budget - 2019
On November 23, 2018, Ukraine's Parliament passed the Law on State Budget-2019
2 November, 2018
600 Years in the Defence Housing Queue
According to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, as of 2018, there are more than 47 thousand servicemen and women in the defence housing queue
16 October, 2018
The MoD has built a single house for 70 apartments for the military for two years
Gromadske TV attended the NAKO press conference, where the Committee presented a research of corruption risks and inefficiencies in the defence housing system
16 October, 2018
Ichnya depot incident: Ukraine has left its lessons unlearnt after Balakliya and Kalinovka
A large-scale fire at the ammunition depot near the town of Ichnia, Chernihiv oblast, is the fourth such incident after the conflict began in the eastern Ukraine
2 October, 2018
In Search for Truth and Justice: A Speech by War Veteran Igor Stadnytskyy
Glory to Ukraine! My name is Igor Stadnytskyy, I am 41 and a veteran of the war in the East of Ukraine. I was a soldier in the 24th light armoured brigade, the 2nd battalion of the anti-aircraft troop, I was a senior mechanic and a driver
2 October, 2018
NAKO 9: Quarterly Meeting Confirms MoD Land as the Next Research Objective
NAKO 9: Quarterly Meeting Confirms MoD Land as the Next Research Objective
23 April, 2018
NAKO Suggests How to Improve the Draft Law on National Security
The Law is aimed at providing a legislative framework for the national security and defence reform and clarifying responsibilities of institutions within the sector
25 January, 2018
NAKO suggests improving the effectiveness of Ukroboronprom management
NAKO welcomes the President’s appointment of Ukroboronprom Supervisory board member and calls upon the Government to speed up the reforms of the Concern
14 September, 2017
NAKO is Launching an analytical report on Corruption Risks in the System of Medical Supply
Working proactively - this is the main goal that needs to be implemented both in military medicine and in countering corruption
9 August, 2017
NAKO: medical kits for Ukrainian military personel will adhere to new, higher standards
The Ukrainian MoD’s Medical Department invited NGOs and volunteer organizations to help develop new technical requirements for individual first-aid kits used at the frontline of military operations
24 April, 2017
NAKO names six steps the Government should take to rid Ukroboronprom of corruption
On 14 April, Ukrainska Pravda has published an investigative journalist’s report on criminal schemes employed by Ukroboronprom