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The Normandy Summit and Steinmeier Formula: Tregub’s Forecast

NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub spoke to Hromadske.International to discuss the following: Potential Normandy summit in Berlin: ‘Apparently the meeting will not take place in May because of the pandemic. But even if not for the pandemic, it looks like this meeting would not have taken place anyway. Because indeed there was not much progress […]

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To steal from the army: Who makes a fortune from armor?

729 mln UAH of damages for Ukraine for the last 6 years. It’s an approximate calculation of TV program Hroshi and its journalist Olexander Kryzhanivsky. His recent program investigates the armor corruption scandals within the defence sector. Ukraine buys armor for armored vehicles abroad, in Finland and Sweden. Contractors of the Special Defence Order purchase […]

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Comedian expected to crush incumbent in Ukraine’s presidential election

Sabra Ayres for Los Angeles Times, 19 April 2019 Faced with the strong possibility of being trounced by a comedian with no political experience, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has started throwing Hail Marys. In the week leading up to this Sunday’s election, the 53-year-old president awkwardly performed a folk song on stage. He promised young […]

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Ukroboronprom needs an international audit

NAKO’s Analyst, Taras Yemchura, gave an interview on Ukroboronprom (UOP) and its liquidation. He stressed that firstly UOP needs an independant, international audit, only after that the discussion on whether UOP should or should not be liquidated is possible.

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UOP’s Supervisory Board needs to be independent and professional

Taras Yemchura, NAKO’s Analyst, gave comments on Bihus.Info investigation to Channel 4. He noted the risks of SmartTender defense procurements and the role secrecy plays in corruption. He also said that the Supervisory Board of UOP should be selected on the basis of professionalism and skills in an independent and transparent way, and should not appointed […]

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BIHUS.info investigation in the context of upcoming presidential elections

NAKO’s Head of Policy, Lada Roslycky, together with French independent journalist Sébastien Gobert and the  BIHUS.info journalist Lesya Ivanova joined The Sunday Show by Hromadske International. They discussed the investigtion of Hladkovskyi’s corruption scheme within defence sector and how it may affect the upcoming presidential elections.

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How secrecy generates corruption

NAKO’s Secretary General, Olena Tregub, gave comments on Bihus.Info investigation, defense procurements and secrecy. She stressed, that the procurement system within Ukroboronprom is very vulnerable to corruption, while the lack of transparency generates corruption. The video can be found here

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Risky Secrecy. What Causes Corruption in the Military Industrial Complex

by Hanna Chabaray Hanna Chabaray from Tyzhden journal writes about plundering in the army, namely about some data from the Ukrainian NGOs which analyze corruption in defence. She highlights the key corruption schemes in the military industrial complex. Here they are: Liquidation of plant facilities, Illegal export of military goods, Procurement from shell companies, Procurement […]

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NAKO Asked Presidential Candidates to Answer the Key Questions on Defence Corruption

Kyiv, 11 February. The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (launched by Transparency International) addressed the presidential candidates with the request to answer seven key questions on defence and security corruption (the estimate is according to NAKO’s experts). The Questionnaire has been presented at the press-conference at UNIAN. As NAKO Co-Chair Volodymyr Ohryzko said, the Committee is […]

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NAKO Offers Candidates to Participate in Defence Questionnaire

The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee launched the online platform with the questions to the presidential candidates concerning the corruption in Ukraine’s defence and security sector. ‘We are launching the interactive website where we will make all the ansers public as long as they have been received. It will be interesting to analyze and collect the […]

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