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The Parliament Adopted the Law ‘On Defence Procurement’

In the second reading, the Rada adopted the Law ‘On Defence Procurement’. The law was supported by 276 MPs. The law has to minimize corruption risks in Ukraine’s defence sector: it ensures transparency of defence procurement procedures, considerably increases the transparency of procurement planning, provides effective civil and democratic oversight and control. Due to this, […]

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Statement on Ensuring Transparency of the MIC Reform

A collective address of the civil society on ensuring transparent decision-making as for the planned reform of Ukraine’s military and industrial complex (MIC): To President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky To Prime-Minister of Ukraine Denys Schmyhal To Head of Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence Olexander Zavitnevych To Secretary of National Defence and Security […]

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The Draft Law on Defence Procurement Approved for Vote in the Parliament

The parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence recommended the Parliament to adopt the draft law on defence procurement. The document was confirmed by the working group which was developing the draft for the repeated second voting in the Rada. The key amendments which were the most disputable are the following: To declassify the […]

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Panaiotidi: MIC Development Not Possible without OECD Standards

On June 11, NAKO Online Defence Talks welcomed key policymakers in Ukraine’s defence and security sector to discuss selected burning issues such as possible new defense industry ministry. The keynote speakers were Deputy Minister for Economy Svitlana Panaiotidi and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Yehor Bozhok. The other issues discussed were the current status of […]

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Bondar: We Need to Corporatize UOP’s Member Companies

On Tuesday, May 19, NAKO in cooperation with state defence enterprise Ukroboronprom (UOP) held the first online Defence Industry Reform Talks session. The discussion focused on Ukroboronprom’s governance reform, the roadmap, and the role of the government bodies. The keynote speakers were UOP’s Deputy Director for Transformation Roman Bondar and Deputy Director for Government Relations […]

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Top Corruption Cases in Defence: Recent Developments

UAH 100mln Bail for Plundering of the National Guard Assets  The new stage in one of the most sensational corruption cases where the former Member of Ukraine’s Parliament and the top management of the National Guard were involved. Another participant there who deserves attention is the real estate assessor who declared that the exchange of […]

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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 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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