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“Security of a Human – Security of a Country”

February 19, 2020
Yesterday, the meeting of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine was held under the chairmanship of the President of Ukraine. In the framework of the meeting, the National Security and Defence Strategy of Ukraine was approved
“Security of a Human – Security of a Country”

During the meeting, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksii Danilov said that the key aspects of the Strategy were human security and security of a country. “For the first time, the document focuses on the person’s life, health, honour dignity, integrity and security,” he noted.

According to Oleksii Danilov, the Strategy stipulates that the highest priority and the main task of the state was to establish peace as a prerequisite of the country’s development. But this should not happen at the cost of losing sovereignty and our territories.

The Strategy is based on three main principles of state policy in the sphere of national security: deterrence (development of defence and security capabilities to prevent armed aggression against Ukraine), resilience (ability of society and the state to quickly adapt to changes in the security environment and adhere to a sustainable functioning through minimization of external vulnerabilities), interaction (development of strategic relations with key foreign partners, first of all with NATO, EU and USA).

The Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine also informed that the priorities of national interests were the following: defending the independence and state sovereignty; restoration of territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine; social development; protection of the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens; European and Euro-Atlantic integration. At the same time, Oleksii Danilov stressed that the Strategy was a declaration, the approval of which would be the basis for the development of other strategic planning documents in the field of national security and defence.