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Seven Questions on Defence: Summary of the Talk Show with the Presidential Candidates

On March 15, four presidential candidates and five representatives of the candidates partook in the talk show on defence corruption. NAKO invited for discussion those candidates or their representatives who previously provided their answers to NAKO Questionnaire. The event had been initiated by the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee in cooperation with ObozTV, with the support of […]

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Roslycky Lectured at the Chernyakhovsky National University

On March 18 NAKOs Head of Policy, Lada Roslycky, lectured at the Chernyakhovsky National University of Ukraine. In presenting the findings of NAKOs defence-corruption questionnaire she also explained the role of civil society in democratic oversight of Ukraine’s defence sector.  The questionnaire was launched in view of the upcoming elections. The 7 questions addressed matters ranging from  over-classification […]

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16 Presidential Candidates Shared Views on Fighting Corruption in Defence

As the presidential election in Ukraine is approaching, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) presented the presidential candidates with a Questionnaire on Corruption in the Defence Sector. Of the 44 registered candidates, only 16 responded. The acting Head of State and Commander-in-Chief Petro Poroshenko didn’t provide his answers. Regarding the candidates who did not respond […]

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NAKO 11 Quarterly: Questionnaire Results Presented to the Committee

13-15 March 2019 – NAKO’s 11th Quarterly Meetings took place in Kyiv. This time the Quarterly was joined by Transparency International Defence and Security Program: TI DS Director Steve Francis and TI DS Program Manager – Europe Karolina MacLachlan. Together, they discussed the pending release of NAKOs upcoming research products, the corruption scandal surrounding the […]

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NAKO Held a Roundtable on the upcoming Presidential Elections and the Future of Defensce Industry Governance

On 14 March 2019, NAKO, with the support of the Atlantic Group, held a Roundtable on presidential elections and the future of defence industry governance. The highly respected audience included defence attachés, consultants from Euro-Atlantic countries,  Ukrainian defence experts and representatives of anti-corruption NGOs. NAKO Committee Member Michel Yakovleff presented the results of a Questionnaire NAKO […]

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НАКО провів круглий стіл з обговорення перспектив управління в оборонному секторі

14-го березня 2019-го року НАКО за підтримки Atlantic Group провів круглий стіл з обговорення виборів Президента і перспектив управління у секторі оборони. Серед високоповажної аудиторії були атташе з питань оборони та консультанти з євроатлантичних країн, українські знавці оборонної сфери та представники антикорупційних неурядових організацій. Член Комітету НАКО Мішель Яковлев презентував результати Запитальника. Ці сім питань […]

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NAKO Statement on Bihus Defense Corruption Investigation

Corrupt officials should be brought to justice, Ukroboronprom – audited and reformed On February 25 and on March 4, journalists from Bihus-Info presented a detailed investigation on corruption schemes in procurement for Ukroboronprom companies. Their investigation concluded that Ukroboronprom  (UOP) knowingly purchased smuggled Russian equipment from an intermediary company, in a scheme apparently designed to […]

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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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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. Obozrevatel

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NAKO Presented its Questionnaire on Defence Corruption to Presidential Candidates

The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee developed the Questionnaire to inform the Ukrainian voters about the views of every presidential candidate on fighting corruption in defence and security (see the attachment). In the context of Russian military aggression these questions are of prior importance from the point of view of the key tasks for the would-to-be […]

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