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Audit of Defence Ministry reveals violations worth over UAH 10bn

All structures of the ministry are being audited. 

Audit of Defence Ministry reveals violations worth over UAH 10bn
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An internal audit conducted by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine revealed violations worth more than UAH 10 billion. This was reported by Yuriy Dzhyhyr, Deputy Defence Minister of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

He noted that the work of internal audit is a routine standardised process in the ministry. The audit plan for risky areas was approved with the arrival of the new leadership of the Ministry.

"During the audit research, violations, ineffective management decisions and risks in asset management totalling more than UAH 10 billion were identified. That is, the internal audit identified certain possible negative consequences that require immediate response. In other words, the audit is aimed at preventing violations," the deputy minister said.

According to him, certain reimbursement of funds and elimination of the vast majority of these violations were organised directly during internal audits. In particular, the implementation of audit recommendations resulted in an economic effect totalling more than UAH 1.5 billion.

Dzhyhyr said that, in accordance with the audit plan, the Internal Audit Service had audited such processes as the accrual and payment of additional remuneration for direct participation of the military in combat operations, procurement of food for the military, functional management of state-owned enterprises, organisation of financial and logistical support for the units of the Territorial Defence Forces, as well as the use of resources in the field of activity of the Land, Navy and Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the end of last year.

The deputy minister also noted that all structures of the Ministry of Defence are being audited.

"At one point or another, everyone becomes the subject of an audit. This process is not fast. The Ministry of Defence is a huge mechanism with a large number of structural units. But every few years, at least high-risk areas should come under audit and be followed by a conclusion and appropriate response," Dzhyhyr added. 

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