On the 24th of April, 2019, the first meeting of the Working Group on prevention and counteraction to proliferation financing (hereinafter - the Working Group) was held in the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine.
The representatives of state and law enforcement authorities involved in the non-proliferation system participated in the meeting.
The members of the Working Group discussed international standards on prevention and counteraction to financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the deficiencies in the national anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing system identified by the results of the MONEYVAL 5th round mutual evaluation.
During the meeting, the SFMS represented FATF Guidance on Counter Proliferation Financing - The Implementation of Financial Provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolutions to Counter the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction translation of which was provided by the SFMS and posted http://sdfm.gov.ua/articles.php?cat_id=180&art_id=31451&lang=uk.
In addition, the participants of the meeting informed about the areas of responsibility of the state authorities of Ukraine involved in the issues related to counteraction (financing) of proliferation of mass destruction and the state of interagency cooperation in this area.
Particular attention was paid to discussion the issue of developing indicators of financing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction typical for Ukraine.
At the end of the meeting the participants considered the issue of amending the Working Group structure.
By the results of the meeting a protocol was drafted, which will be shared and considered in the work of all interested state authorities, and will also be posted on the official web-site of the State Financial Monitoring Service in the section “Interagency Cooperation”.
Press-service of the SFMS