12 UKROBORONPROM (UOP) representatives took part in the joint meeting of Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defence and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction, held on November23.

During the meeting, each deputy received clear and reasoned answers about the activities of the State  Concern, financing, state defense order fulfillment, and armament quality control.

In addition, special attention was paid to UOP using modern electronic trading platforms. Over 22 thousand e-tenders were held for 10 months of the year 2016 by means of such systems as Prozorro. Total UOP savings due to e-tendering – launched in 2014 – amounted nearly 712,75 mln UAH.

It should be noted that some deputies haven’t expected that UKROBORONPROM is not a budget-funded establishment, that is paying almost 75% of its income to the state budget.

"For the last 2 years, UOP enterprises-participants and the State Concern itself paid over 7 bln.UAH taxes," – said UKROBORONPROM Director General, adding that UOP does not form the state defense order – the Concern fulfills it.

It is important to emphasize that some deputies tried to turn the joint committee into a platform for their own publicity stunt, reading questions and main points, received in SMS.

But as soon as all issues were covered, the parties managed to reach an agreement on taking the first steps in reforming the defense sector of Ukraine. Deputies confirmed the intention to adopt changes in legislation, represented by UKROBORONPROM that would break the existing post-Soviet defense system. 34 drafts from UKROBORONPROM will allow to significantly increase the efficiency of enterprises, to create a modern management structure and integrate international corporatization standards.

The adoption of these legislative changes is nesessary for successful reform of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine; UOP represented the reform strategy in the framework of the exhibition "Arms and Security," held in October in Kyiv.

UKROBORONPROM represents a reform strategy of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. The reform covers clear sequential steps: corporatization, auditing, clustering, protection of technology and launching innovation platform.

Corporatization of UOP enterprises will allow creating a transparent management structure, Supervisory Board, establish common rules including those for international investors.