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NAKO partook in Ukroboronprom’s Nomination Committee meetings

In November and December 2019 NAKO representatives partook in a number of Ukroboronprom’s Nomination Committee meetings. The Nomination Committee has selected the directors of the big member companies such as Zhytomyrskiy Bronetankovy Zavod (Zhytomyr Armor Plant), Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, Kyivsky Bronetankovy Zavod (Kyiv Armor Plant), 410 Civil Aviation Plant, Zorya-Mashproject, Malyshev Plant. The best candidates were selected with active participation of representatives of Verkhovna Rada, National Defence and Security Council, embassies of the US, France and Great […]

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Cabinet of Ministers Decided to Introduce OECD Standards at Ukroboronprom

On 18 December 2019 Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers decided to introduce OECD standards Ukroboronprom, alongside with other 9 big state enterprises.  It means that OECD model statute which corresponds to the high standards of this organization should be applied to the mentioned enterprises. For example, this statute stipulates reinforcement of the Supervisory Board powers which […]

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NAKO Starts Working on the Draft Law on Access to Secret Information  

NAKO has joined the Parliamentary working group dealing with the draft law on access to secret information. Here we aim at ensuring the best possible balance between secrecy and transparency. In terms of the Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine’s East, the state clearly needs a higher level of secrecy to control sensitive information related to national security. However, it […]

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Recent Developments in Defence and Security Sector Discussed at the High-Level Seminar

On 9 December 2019 NAKO partook in the annual Seminar on the development of Ukraine’s defence industry complex organized by the Ministry of Economy, NATO Representation in Ukraine and Ukroboronprom. The current issues within the defence sector were openly discussed, along with the realistic ways to tackle the challenges.   NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for […]

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Draft Bill on Defence Procurement Voted by Rada in the First Reading

On December 5th, 2019, the draft bill “On Defence Procurement” was voted by Verkhovna Rada in the first reading.  This bill aims to achieve a fundamental change in the mechanism of pricing, a change in the system of product quality control and creation of the conditions for efficient coordination between producers and customers. The new […]

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NAKO 14 Quarterly: Committee Discussed Ukroboronprom’s Plans with its CEO 

On 24 November 2019 NAKO Committee members met with Ukroboronprom management to discuss its plans and priorities for next year.   Ukroboronprom’s CEO Aivaras Abromavicius provided the update on the corporate governance reform and implementation of OECD standards. Possible avenues for further cooperation between NAKO as an independent civil society organization and the state defence enterprise […]

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Press release. Roundtable on the Reform of the State Defence Order

On October 9, 2019, reforming the defence procurement system was discussed at the roundtable organized by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security, defence and intelligence, NAKO and the independent analytical center Ukrainian Institute for the Future. Namely, the debate was about the draft law which was later introduced to the Parliament as the one […]

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PRESS RELEASE. Training on Parliamentary Control for MPs and their Assistants

On November 7, 2019, NAKO in cooperation with NATO Representation in Ukraine and Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance held the training on parliamentary control and secrecy in security and defence sector for the MPs and their assistants. MPs from the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, Anticorruption Committee and Law Enforcement […]

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Budget of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence in 2020 will be Record-High

Minister of Defence Andriy Zahorodnyuk informed that this money was supposed to help develop Ukraine’s Armed Forces. Law of Ukraine on State Budget for 2020 stipulates almost 246 bln UAH for national security and defence. It makes 5.45% of Ukraine’s GDP. Compared to the previous year, expenses due to this article have increased by almost […]

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NAKO analyzed changes to SC Ukrspeсsexport

On 30 August, 2019, President Zelensky fired Pavlo Bukin from his position of Ukroboronprom’s Director General. On 3 September, journalists of Bihus.info revealed their recent investigation. They informed that on 19 September, 2019, a couple of weeks before being fired, Director General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin had confirmed with his decree the new version of […]

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