Oleksandr Ruvin, Director of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise held a meeting with the heads of the regional branches of KFI. The agenda included a discussion of the state of forensic examinations implementation and expert studies, research work and problematic aspects of the overall organization of the branches.

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the service area of KFI and branches now includes a territory where live more than 15 million people. Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kropyvnytske, Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk branches function as part of KFI.

During the meeting, the participants discussed personnel, financial issues, material support and technical equipment. Particular attention was paid to the participation of forensic experts in all-Ukrainian and international conferences, round tables, seminars, various scientific events for the exchange of experience and professional development.

The use of modern scientific achievements in the field of forensic examination is one of the important factors in ensuring the objectivity of state justice. Director of KFI Oleksandr Ruvin in his report focused on the current trends in the development of international cooperation, the need for continuous improvement of forensic activity, the introduction of innovative methods of work and the acquisition of the best experience of European colleagues.

The closure of the event was the presentation of a new state-of-the-art technology, with which the forensic experts of KFI are work. Ihor Samoilenko, the Head of the Department of traceological, ballistic and weapons research, demonstrated the possibilities of working with a comparative microscope of a new generation.

The device is intended for carrying out the entire range of ballistic and traceological examinations. The microscope is equipped with a specialized digital camera and software for obtaining images and measuring objects of research. The auxiliary option allows obtaining a three-dimensional image of the surface of the area of the object under study. Among other functions, the automation of the microscope allows for research with maximum accuracy and reproducibility, which increases the probability and reduces the time required for data analysis.