A meeting on the development of the military-industrial complex was held in the Main Situation Center of the NSDC of Ukraine
The Main Situation Center of the NSDC of Ukraine hosted a meeting on the status of implementation of measures to increase budget efficiency in the security and defense sector and to implement decisions on the development of the defense industry of Ukraine.
The meeting, chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, was attended by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova, Chairman of the State Audit Service Lidiya Gavrilova, Chief of the General Staff - Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak, acting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov and other representatives of security agencies.
At the beginning of the meeting, the participants heard live reporting of the duty officers from situation centers of the security and defense sector bodies on the current situation in the country.
During the meeting, the participants also reported on the usage by the relevant subjects of budget funds by the items on ensuring national security and defense.
Based on the reports heard, the meeting members analyzed the efficiency of using these funds, with a detailed presentation of directions and items of expenditure for 2014-2018.
In addition, the meeting covered the status of implementation of the NSDC decision of March 6, 2019, "On reforming the defense-industrial complex and increasing the transparency of implementing the state defense order" enacted by the Presidential Decree of March 15, 2019, in particular, regarding the directions, the state and normative-legal support for the reform of Ukraine's defense-industrial complex.
The participants of the meeting also discussed the state and results of the investigation of criminal proceedings upon committing unlawful actions in the field of public procurement by officials of the security and defense sector of Ukraine and the SC "Ukroboronprom".
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed heads of specialized ministries and departments to submit within a week proposals to the NSDC Staff on these issues for further decision making.