Currently, the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine continues to take organizational and practical measures in the framework of preparation for the 5th round of evaluation of the national system of counteraction to the legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime, financing of terrorism and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL).
Thus, during last week the SFMS has organized and held several working meetings with the representatives of law enforcement, judicial and other concerned state authorities on:
- improvement of the efficiency of measures on confiscation of the proceeds and assets of crime;
- counteraction to the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;
- investigation by law enforcement authorities of money laundering and terrorist financing;
- practices of pre-trial investigation of suspicion on the facts of AML/CFT offenses;
- judicial proceedings related to AML/CFT;
- international cooperation in the area of financial monitoring.
Separate meetings were held with the economic entities that provide mediation services when dealing with the purchase and sale of real property (03.14.2017) and the representatives of leasing companies (03.17.2017).
On March 17, 2017 it was held an extended meeting of the SFMS with the representatives of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine and National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
Such meetings were aimed at discussing issues raised by the participants of the AML/CFT system during preparation for Ukraine’s evaluation by MONEYVAL Committee and developing a joint position in the context of future consultations with international experts. The preparation for the 5th round of evaluation of Ukraine by MONEYVAL Committee is under constant control of the leadership of the SFMS.
MONEYVAL – is the key office of the Council of Europe on the evaluation of the measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The 5th round of mutual evaluation of the national system of prevention and counteraction to the legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime, financing of terrorism and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by MONEYVAL will take place from March 27 to April 8, 2017.
Press Service of the SFMS