Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute for Forensic Expertise and Nataliia Nestor, Deputy Director, became participants at the meeting of the European Union Project “Action-EU: EU Action Against Drugs and Organized Crime, enhanced evidence-based and intelligence-led cooperation and capacity building to address drug-related organized crime along heroin route”.
The purpose of the meeting was to establish cooperation between forensic laboratories in Ukraine and regional representatives of EU-ACT in Ukraine. Thus, directors/managers of relevant laboratories of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the State Tax Service of Ukraine as well as high-level representatives of the National Police of Ukraine, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and other interested participants were involved in a joint discussion of current problems.
Svitlana Glushchenko, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Mr. José Manuel Colodrás, Regional Project Coordinator and Mr. Manuel Lorenzo, Deputy Director of the EU-ACT Project were the main speakers of this event.
During the meeting, the participants approved a preliminary discussion of the recommendations of Ukrainian and European experts contained in the so-called “Road Map for Forensic Laboratories”, which conduct drug research in Ukraine. The recommendations were developed on the basis of preliminary assessments of laboratories and two workshops held that contained proposals for the creation of an interdepartmental working group of experts from laboratories specializing in the analysis of narcotic drugs and medicines. As it has been agreed and approved in the Joint Declaration, the relevant working group will report to the governing ministries and institutions each time on the progress made in implementing the roadmap recommendations.
Київський науково-дослідний інститут судових експертиз
Директор: Рувін Олександр Григорович
Поштова адреса: 03057, м. Київ, вул. Смоленська, 6
Kyiv Research Institute of Forensic Expertise
Director: Ruvin Oleksandr
Mailling address: 03057, City of Kyiv Smolenska Street, 6