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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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NAKO presented anti-corruption agenda within the defence and security sector

On September 26 in Kyiv a conference took place where experts and government officials presented more than 100 anti-corruption actions needed to mitigate large sectoral corruption schemes.  These actions were supposed to take place in almost each and every field: defence and security, healthcare, education, development, economy, infrastructure, environment, energy, social sphere etc. All recommendations presented […]

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NAKO has agreed to cooperate with the Prosecutor General’s Office

NAKO Committee and Secretariat members met with Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka and his collegues, particularly the newly-appointed Chief Military Prosecutor Viktor Chumak. Prosecutor General stressed that the institution is planning to pay big attention to the military and defence corruption cases. NAKO supports such a decision and is ready to contribute the institution in […]

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NAKO Enters into Cooperation with Parliamentary Committee for National Security

On Monday, 10 September, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) discussed the possible avenues of cooperation with selected MPs from the  Parliamentary Committee for national security, defence and intelligence. Deputy Head of the Committee Mariana Bezuhla, Commmittee’s Secretary Roman Kostenko accompanied by his assistant Vasyl Potapenko, Ihor Kopytin, Yuriy Fedorenko and Serhii Zhuk joined the […]

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NAKO 13  Quarterly: Committee Discussed Reforms with Ukraine’s Top Officials

9 – 11 September 2019 NAKO’s 13 Quarterly Meeting took place in Kyiv. Traditionally, 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 approved the public presentation of the recent report on Reforming the State Defence Order, […]

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New NAKO Research: 90 per cent of State Defence Order Should be Declassified

PRESS RELEASE September 10, Kyiv On Tuesday, September 10, The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Commitee presented its new report, ‘Reforming the State Defence Order System’, and called for systemic changes in how classified procurements take place. The key findings of the research were presented at the event organized in partnership with the US-Ukraine Business Council and […]

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NAKO will support MPs from Anti-Corruption Policy Committee with Expertise

On Monday, 9 September, the Independent Defence Anti-Сorruption Committee (NAKO) held a working breakfast with selected Parliamentarians interested in defence and security sector issues. Most MPs were from the Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Corruption Policy and Corruption Control. Role of parliamentary oversight over the defence and security sector, as well as various corruption risks and concerns, were discussed. […]

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