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13 January, 2022
Parliamentary control over military formations has become more effective, said Oleksandr Zavitnevych

Oleksandr Zavitnevych, the Head of Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, is convinced that parliamentary control over Ukrainian military formations has become more effective. Thus, according to him, the Law of Ukraine "On Intelligence" identified mechanisms of parliamentary control over special services, and now it yields its results.

"The Head of the Main Department of Intelligence of the Ministry of defence periodically participates in our closed meetings and informs MPs about the latest information. The Committee receives relevant, updated intelligence reports on the situation at the border, regarding refugees, and about important events in general. The same work takes place along the line of the Foreign Intelligence and Intelligence Service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. There was no such thing before!" he said in an interview with Army. Inform

NAKO emphasizes that strengthening parliamentary control over military formations will reduce corruption in the defence sector and strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces. In particular, democratic control will show the society how effectively the funds provided for the purchase of armament are spent, etc. NAKO is currently working on a study aimed at assessing the existing system of parliamentary supervision in Ukraine and providing recommendations for its strengthening.

Interview available at the link.