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NAKO took part in MoD’s corruption risks assessment

On January 15, 2021, at the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, a regular meeting of Committee for Corruption Risks assessment took place.  Representatives of MoD and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as Viktor Soloviov from the Expert Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee and Svitlana Musiiaka, NAKO’s policy expert took part in the meeting. A number […]

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What Happened and Is Happening in the Defence Industry?

More than a year and a half has passed since adopting the plan to reform the defense industry. During this time, the President, Parliament, and Government changed. However, has the military-industrial complex of Ukraine changed? StateWatch gave the answer to this question on December, 23 during the presentation of the results of monitoring the implementation […]

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Draft Law on Reforming State Enterprises in Ukraine’s Defense Industry: Does it Correspond to OECD Principles?

On December 16, the MPs introduced the renewed draft law #3822 developed in cooperation with the representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and state defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom. It should become the foundation for Ukroboronprom’s reform and transformation into transparent holdings where the system of corporate governance will be implemented. Undoubtedly, the adoption of the law […]

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Transparency International’s Global GDI Index: Ukraine has High Risk of Defence Corruption

PRESS RELEASE On Friday, 11 December, at the news agency Ukrinform in Kyiv, the results of the Government Defence Integrity Index 2020 (GDI) were presented. Transparency International Defence and Security Programme released Central and Eastern Europe Data to the public. Ukraine received 41 points from 100 and band D, which indicates a high risk of […]

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Ukroboronprom’s SOEs: First Wave of Privatization Launched

This is Ivano-Frankivsk Boiler and Welding Plant. This state-owned enterprise has a tax debt of almost 9.5 million UAH. On the 9th of December, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to transfer this and 15 other enterprises of the State Concern Ukroboronprom to the State Property Fund of Ukraine for further privatization. SPFU (State Property Fund […]

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Announcement. ‘Government Defence Integrity Index 2020: Lessons for Ukraine’

On Friday, December 11, 3PM (Kyiv time) NAKO is organizing a press-conference ‘Government Defence Integrity Index 2020: Lessons for Ukraine’ to present and discuss Ukraine’s results. The speakers include: Roman Kostenko, MP, Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee for National Security, Defence and Intelligence Serhii Kryvonos, Deputy Secretary of NSDC Dr. Karolina MacLachlan, Regional Programme Manager […]

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Government Defence Integrity Index: Ukraine In High Corruption Risk Zone

Today, on the International Anti-Corruption Day, NAKO is happy to announce that Transparency International launched its Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) for Central and Easter Europe (CEE). The Index is the global analysis of the existence, effectiveness and enforcement of institutional and informal controls to manage the risk of corruption in defence and security institutions. GDI […]

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“Manual control” or crisis management of defense enterprises?

This summer, the Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law providing for the elimination of Ukroboronprom and reforming of defense industry enterprises (draft law on corporatization №3822). As a result, out of more than 60 enterprises of Ukroboronprom going to create 9 industrial holding companies incorporated under the two large state holdings. However, it has recently […]

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Yuriy Husiev Appointed a new Director General of Ukroboronprom

On December 3, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Yuriy Husiev the new Director General of State Concern Ukroboronprom (hereinafter – UOP), thus replacing Ihor Fomenko, the acting Director.  Who is Mr Husiev? In 2019 President Zelensky appointed Husiev the Governor of Kherson Oblast. Before that Husiev ran for Parliament as a member of Sluha Narodu […]

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Civilian Oversight as the Corrective for Corruption in Defence Discussed at IACC

What is the impact of defense corruption? How civilian oversight bodies, both parliamentary and from other representatives of civil society, could and should be primary tools for the identification and mitigation of corruption risk in the sector? These were the key discussed at the panel of International Anti-Corruption Conference, ‘Civilian Oversight as the Corrective for […]

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