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National Proliferation Financing Indicators for Ukraine

Videoconference 19 March 2021
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On 19 March 2021 the technical paper on “Proliferation Financing Threats in Ukraine” was presented to Ukrainian stakeholders in an online event. The document is the result of several months of joint work with a wide range of concerned national authorities including policymakers, law enforcement, the FIU, supervisors and regulators, export control, customs and border control, and intelligence authorities. The report seeks to identify a set of indicators and typologies for proliferation financing exposure in Ukraine. It provides a framework for understanding Ukraine’s exposure to proliferation activities, not limited to strictly targeted financial sanctions.

In the context of the amended FATF Recommendation 1, requiring countries to identify and assess the risks of non-implementation or evasion of targeted financial sanctions related to proliferation financing, the technical paper provides for a set of indicators of how proliferation financing as a financial crime activity might manifest itself in Ukraine, based on the review of multiple secondary sources as well as a direct consultation of relevant authorities. It will serve the national partners as a useful starting point for later embarking on a proliferation financing risk assessment under the FATF criteria.

The technical paper was prepared as part of the EU / Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) II Project on “Strengthening measures to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in Ukraine”, co-funded by the EU and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.