Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise took part in the round table “Vision to combat the illegal trade and circulation of tobacco products in 2022”.
Representatives of government agencies, NGOs and tobacco manufacturers also attended the event.
During his speech, Oleksandr Ruvin noted that since 2019, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise has been designated a state expert institution responsible for conducting forensic commodity and traceology examinations to determine the originality of tobacco products and identify the equipment on which these products were manufactured.
Oleksandr Ruvin also said that in 2019 32 examinations of tobacco products were conducted in the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise, in 2020–2400, and in 2021 – more than 2500 such examinations. According to the results of research conducted in 2021, it was found that only 24% of the samples provided fully comply with the current legislation of Ukraine.