(from left to right: Mindaugas Macijauskas, the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Lithuania; Marian Banaś, the President of the Supreme Audit Office (NIK); Miloslav Kala, the President of EUROSAI, the President of the Supreme Audit Office of the Czech Republic; Enriqueta Chicano Jávega, the Secretary General of EUROSAI, the President of the Court of Audit of the Kingdom of Spain; Valeriy Patskan, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine; Rolands Irklis, the Auditor General of the State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia; Janar Holm, the Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Estonia)
The Accounting Chamber initiates the exclusion of the Accounting Chamber of russia from the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions INTOSAI, which unites 196 full members.
That was stated by Valeriy Patskan, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber during a speech at the EUROSAI Governing Board meeting in Lisbon.
He emphasized that the war, started by russia in Ukraine, is a major catastrophe, and no one can say for sure how long it will last and how many more destruction and victims there will be. According to the speech of Valeriy Patskan, no one has the right to intimidate and blackmail the world with weapon, including nuclear one. "Today, no one doubts that russia is a terrorist country, and terrorists have no place in esteemed and powerful international organizations. Therefore, I call the European community of supreme audit institutions to support the initiative of the Accounting Chamber to exclude the Accounting Chamber of russia from INTOSAI," he stressed.
Valeriy Patskan is convinced that this issue should become one of the key topics at the XXIV INCOSAI Congress, which will be held in November in Brazil. He also suggested colleagues from supreme audit institutions of different countries to boycott all events with the participation of the delegation of the russian federation. "We must be united in opposing the aggressor. And all together we must make maximum efforts to stop this insanity and punish the aggressor," the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber added.
For reference: At the beginning of March 2022, immediately following the full-scale invasion of russia, on the initiative of Valeriy Patskan, the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber, the decission was made about the suspension of the chairmanship of the supreme audit institution of russia at the INTOSAI. The General Secretariat in accordance with the First Vice Chair manage all administrative and organizational matters at INTOSAI, which includes 196 full members, until the chairmanship is transferred to the SAI of Brazil in the framework of the next INCOSAI in November 2022.