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25 October, 2018
Poor Governance and Corruption Inside Ukraine’s Defence Housing System: Risks and Recommendations
Ukraine has the longest defence housing queue in the world. The current system is wrought with corrupt and ineffective practices. Under current conditions it could take more than 600 years to satisfy defence housing needs. Moreover, damages incurred to Ukraine’s budget, as a result of subjective decision-making power, run into billions of hryvnas.
The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO) has analysed the issues of defence housing in Ukraine. It recommends the Ukrainian government develop a new defence housing strategy and adopt the necessary legislation to reform this sector. The strategy must account for the real needs of the military, include all relevant infrastructure to the defence housing database, and reflect the current Ukrainian real estate market. NAKO representatives gave the Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak clear recommendations aimed at resolving the defence housing related.
The research and recommendations were publically presented on October 2nd, 2018.