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No Monopoly for Arms Export: Why is it Important?

On 22 April 2020, the 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. At the same time, the companies remain the right to work with special exporters if it’s more convenient and advantageous for […]

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The New Model of Ukroboronprom’s Corporate Governance Suggested

How does state defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom (UoP) look like nowdays? 137 member companies, with only 27 of them having the annual revenue of more than $10mln. This being said, about 10 member companies produce 90% of the UoP revenue which was UAH 4.2 bln EBITDA in 2018. Since NAKO was launched we have called for […]

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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. To compare, this amount could be used to procure about 1000 apartments for servicemen/women and their families. Alternatively, it could be spent […]

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NAKO Calls Attention to Corruption Schemes in Defence Housing. Part 2

How did the Ministry of Defence lose up to 660 appartments in the elite residential building? In 2003 the Ministry of Defence signed a master contract for housing construction in Pechersk district in Ukraine’s capital (Pechersk is central and one of the most expensive Kyiv’s districts). According to the contract,  a number of residential complexes […]

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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 center?  A much publicized criminal case involving the former Commander in Chief of the National Guard Yuriy Alerov reveals one of the typical corruption schemes with investment contracts which can be implemented in collusion. Alerov is […]

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State Defence Order Remains Classified: NAKO Calls for the Parliament to Adopt the New Defence Procurement Law

On March 24 the Verkhovna Rada Defence Committee approved the State Defence Order for years 2020 – 2022 previsouly decided by the National Defence and Security Council and confirmed by the President’s decree. It means that this year more than 25,8 bln UAH will be allocated for the State Defence Order: it’s 16% more than […]

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France Provides Support to Ukroboronprom for Corporate Governance Reform

France allocates 900 thousand euro to support the corporate governance reform of the state defence conglomerate and its forensic audit. Ukroboronprom’s Director General Aivaras Abromavicius announced this during the press briefing with Ambassador of France in Ukraine Etienne de Poncins. These funds will be used to pay for the leading international consultants whose level corresponds to […]

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Government and Civil Society Discuss Defence Reforms Progress at the Annual Forum

On February 25, 2020, the ‘Reforms Forum: On the Road to Vilnius’ was organized in Kyiv by the Reanimation Package of Reforms and supported by selected Ukrainian and international partners. The panel on defence and security highlighted the reforms in the sector, namely the defense procurement and implementation of NATO standards. Deputy Head of Defence Committee […]

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Call for Members of the NAKO Executive Board

The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) is seeking new members of its Executive Board. We are looking for people who are strongly committed to fighting corruption in Ukraine’s defence and security sector and to promoting integrity and good governance to achieve this. This is an opportunity to join the Board of Ukraine’s leading anti-corruption NGO in defence sector and provide strategic direction […]

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Group to Reform Ukroboronprom Launched at the Defence Committee

On 11 February, 2020, the working group on reforming state defence enterprise Ukroboronprom & state enterprises of military industrial complex and the State Service of export control has been launched at the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence. Lawmakers, representatives of state bodies and agencies, Ukroboronprom and the civil society partook in the […]

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