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Price for Security: how the Ministry of Defenсe is spending its budget?

The Ministry of Defenсe of Ukraine has tens of billions of hryvnias at its disposal, including for procurement. However, half of the procurement is classified, and soldiers do not receive housing, despite billions are invested in its construction. So, who the Ministry buys from, and for how much? Experts from YouControl and the Independent Anti-Corruption […]

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600 Years in the Defence Housing Queue

Anna Chabaray, Tyzhden.UA Ukraine still lives under the Soviet housing legislation, which guarantees free housing to military personnel. However, those who apply for it fruitlessly expect for decades, and the queue is only growing. According to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, as of 2018, there are more than 47 thousand servicemen and women in […]

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Poroshenko’s shipyard signs secret contract with navy ahead of its sale to Tigipko

By Natalia Datskevych A secret contract between the state and the Rybalska Kuznya private shipyard owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may have been a sweetener to ease through its sale to another powerful oligarch, according to an anti-corruption watchdog. The contract, for ship engine repairs, was signed right before the sale of the shipyard was agreed between […]

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Experts suggest to replace free defence housing with the monetary compensation model

Currently there are more than 47 thousand service men and women in the defence housing queue. Under the current circumstances, Ukraine will need more than 600 to close the queue. Realistic solution of this problem could be to carry out the audit of the current housing and the queue, to replace defence housing with the […]

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Tregub: To reduce corruption risks in defence, it is necessary to remove military property/equipment from DOZ

NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub at the Washington-based Voice of America studio spoke about how the security and defence sector has changed over the past four years, where NAKO has succeded in its anti-corruption fight and what needs to be done to promote reforms in Ukraine’s defence and security sector. ‘Voice of America’ host: At […]

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Zarya Procurement: Supplies of Russian Products Produced by Companies under Sanctions are Forbidden

Alesya Berantsevich from the Center for Investigative Reporting tried to investigate a suspicious scheme in Ukraine’s state enterprise Zorya which is the member company of state defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom. She revealed that Zorya procures metal alloys through the straw company Hungarian ‘Turboholding’, the one which employs only one person and which in fact buys the […]

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Why It’s Too Soon to Celebrate Ukraine’s New National Security Law

by Lada L.Roslycky and Olena Tregub for the Atlantic Council Ukraine’s Soviet-based national security framework has finally been replaced. Ukraine’s Rada passed the bill on June 21 and its passage was greeted with a mix of praise and skepticism. The US State Department publicly welcomed Ukraine’s new national security law, noting that the framework will increase […]

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Trade on Blood: Corruption Risk that NAKO Anticipated in its Research

Donbas Realiyi by Radio Liberty filmed a story about illegal scheme of wholesale trade to the occupied territory which was in place at the Mayorsk checkpoint. This is one of those corruption risks which NAKO anticipated almost one year ago in its research ‘Crossing the line: illegal trade with occupied Donbas that undermines defence’. This […]

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Ukraine Days in Stockholm: No solution to the conflict so far

As the war in Ukraine is now in its fifth year, Ukrainian political prisoners go on hunger strike in Russian prisons, and corruption permeates the entire Ukrainian society. This difficult situation was discussed during the Ukraine Days in Stockholm, organized by Östgruppen (Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights). From 12 to 14 June, 2018, the Ukrainian […]

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The new parliamentary committee expected to provide control over the SSU – NAKO

21 January, 2018 Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law on National Security of Ukraine. UA:TV talked to NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub to find out what changes it stipulates for the Security Service of Ukraine. Tregub said that launching the reform of the SSU is the most resonant issue for the society and the one attracting […]

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