A meeting of the Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence was held on June 30.

The Committee considered a draft law on the prevention of threats to national security related to the excessive influence of persons of significant economic or political importance in public life (oligarchs) and three alternative bills. The issue is indeed debatable, but important. Based on the results of the review, it was decided to recommend the Verkhovna Rada to adopt the draft Law № 5599 in the first reading and reject the alternative bills.

They also heard from the Ministry of Strategy and Industry about the progress of defense procurement this year. Given the differences between the statistics of the Ministry and State Contracting Authorities, it was decided to continue consideration of this issue at future meetings.

In addition, it was decided to start considering amendments and proposals to the bill on improving the activities of the SBU next week.

Next week will be devoted to work in the Committees, and we plan to work hard to address all the issues that have accumulated.