Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Strategic Industries Oleg Uruskyi held a meeting on the progress of implementation of the State Defense Order (SDO) in 2020 with the participation of state defense contractors.
Despite the fact that today the SDO still belongs to the competence of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, the Ministry of Strategic Industries cannot ignore the existing problems. Currently, there are a number of questions regarding the execution of the defense order to the majority of state defense contractors.
During the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister heard the participants of the meeting on the progress of implementation of SDO (in accordance with the state target defense programs) and problematic issues on their implementation. Representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, the Ministry of Defense, the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense, Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Guard, the Ukroboronprom State Enterprise, and the Office of the President and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine apparatus made reports and comments.
Emphasis was placed on the need to comply with the decisions of the President of Ukraine and the Government, which determine the priorities for the formation of SDO in the implementation of state targeted programs for the development of weapons, reforming and development of defense-industrial complex, launch of manufacturing of ammunition and special chemicals.
Oleg Uruskyi drew attention to the unsatisfactory state of implementation of SDO-2020 due to delays in concluding contracts, incomplete advance payments and late delivery of paid products.
The participants emphasized on the need to activate all departments and state contractors for the timely formation of SDO for next year.
Given the current situation with the implementation of SDO-2020, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Strategic Industries Oleg Uruskyi stressed the need for public procurement customers to take urgent measures to ensure unconditional implementation of SDO objectives and efficient use of state budget funds aimed at financing the needs of defense and security.