The Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence hosted a meeting of the representatives of the defence ministry (First Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak, Director of Internal Audit and Financial Control Department of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Maryna Barynina, and representatives of the department) and international audit experts.
Phil Jones, UK Special Defence Adviser, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence and General Staff, and John Chesshyr, CEO JC Audit Training LTD, represented the foreign delegation.
The parties defined further practical activities related to improvement of internal audit on the basis of recommendations of external evaluation of internal audit of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Mr Rusnak said that in 2017 more than 100 MoD and Armed Forces specialists had undergone training under international standards.
“The United Kingdom is our reliable partner providing assistance in reforms of the defence ministry under NATO standards, especially, in audit. Seminars on internal audit and corruption prevention organized thanks to professional development program permitted to train 146 Department experts to work under NATO standards,” Mr Rusnak informed.
First Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine also remarked that recommendations of foreign experts had been implemented and partially realized, partially used and partially waited for Defence Minister approval.
According to Phil Jones, UK Special Defence Adviser, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence and General Staff, the Ukrainian defence ministry was the first state ministry having external evaluation of internal audit.