Oleksandr Turchynov: Further reforming of the defense-industrial complex is impossible without the necessary legislative support
One of the
main priorities of the NSDC of Ukraine is the reform of the defense-industrial
complex, but it is impossible without the necessary legislative support.
stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Oleksandr Turchynov in his speech at the roundtable discussion "Legislative
support for reforming Ukraine's defense-industrial complex and raising the
level of transparency of the state defense order".
chaired by the NSDC Secretary, gathered together the heads of the Verkhovna
Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security and Defense, the Ministry of
Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine,
the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance of
Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine, the State Concern "Ukroboronprom",
the "League of Defense Enterprises", the National Institute for Strategic
Studies, Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, "Defense Express"
Media & Consulting Company, military experts and others.
to Mr. Turchynov, without establishing conditions for attracting investments
and introducing new technologies, "it is impossible to develop the
defense-industrial complex and provide a decent level of state defense
capacity". "Without this, it's impossible to create a new generation of weapons
and military equipment, to secure place in the competition in international
arms markets", - Mr. Turchynov emphasized adding that raising the level of
transparency of procurement during the execution of the state defense order
will significantly save budget funds and diminish corruption risks.
Secretary reminded that strategic decisions on reforming the defense-industrial
complex and raising the level of transparency of procurement during the
execution of the state defense order were approved at the meeting of the NSDC
of Ukraine and put into effect by the Decree of the President of Ukraine of
March 6, 2019.
due legislative support, these decisions cannot be fully implemented,
therefore, the adoption by the Parliament of a package of legislative acts to
ensure the transparency of the defense order, minimize corruption risks,
establish conditions for the corporatization of defense enterprises and investment
in the defense complex, is now a key issue for the creation of a modern system
of management of the defense-industrial complex and its development", - Mr.
round table, a package of laws was discussed, the adoption of which will
contribute to the implementation of the NSDC decision, ensure the transparency,
efficiency and competitiveness of the defense industry, the creation of a new
effective system of operation, planning and management of the
supported the legislative acts that deprive "Ukroboronprom" of its uncommon
functions of public administration, and ensure the creation of a central
executive body in charge of the defense industry. Also, the package of
discussed legislative initiatives envisages the promotion of competition in the
defense-industrial complex and the rise of the level of transparency of
procurement during the execution of the state defense order, allowing to
disclose the SDO items, except those containing state secrets.
to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security
and Defense Serhiy Pashynsky, the approved draft law will be submitted to the
Ukrainian parliament next week.