Enterprises of Ukroboronprom will be able to rent space to enhance security and defense free of charge and in the shortest possible time. Without competition and publication of data at the time of martial law.

On May 3, the Verkhovna Rada voted in the first reading and as a basis draft Law on Amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On Some Questions of Debt of the Companies of Defense Industry Complex — Members of Ukroboronprom State Concern and Ensuring Their Sustainable Development.”

This is necessary in order to have legal grounds to accelerate the placement of production for defense needs during the war.

In general, information about all leased objects of public and municipal property can be found in the national electronic trading system Prozorro.Sale. However, the war has made adjustments and citizens no longer see some data as taxpayers.

Khrystyna Zelinska, Head of Public Property Management, assessed the benefits and risks of the initiative.

During martial law, information security is extra important. Access to information on the location of objects critical to the security of Ukraine should not be publicly available to all, because it means “showing our hand” in front of our enemy.

That is why the draft law provides for the concealment of such information on the lease of the defense industry complexes during the martial law.

Undoubtedly, the creation of the most loyal and safe conditions for the work of the concern is an extraordinary issue under martial law.

However, Khrystyna Zelinska emphasizes that after the victory, Ukraine should return to sustainable practices and discontinue using public property in an opaque way.

It is critical not to lose the level of openness and publicity in the use of public property after our victory, since closed information on asset management in peacetime can threaten corruption abuses and economic losses for Ukrainians.

Now more than ever, it is necessary to think about the future in which it is necessary to restore pre-war gains and reinforce them, perhaps, with new IT tools, for example, with the unified register of public property. Thus, every citizen will be able to see what the state owns and how it uses it…”