From now on, the operational and strategic meeting, involving representatives of top officials and overhead personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, will last for several days at the Defence Ministry of Ukraine.
The meeting was begun from the speech of the President of Ukraine, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko who emphasizes that the threat of possible invasion of the Russian armed forces into the territory of the Ukrainian state remains.
“Russia has not retreated from the possibility of achieving its goals in Ukraine by armed means. The aggressor is deploying new military formations near our borders, building up the potential for possible invasion,” the President said.
“But it would be a mistake to think that the Russia’s appetites are limited to Ukraine only. Its hybrid war aims to drastically change the geopolitical landscape of the whole Europe. Sometimes plans are extended to global changes as well. I have told that during the speech at the Munich Security Conference,” he added.
The President of Ukraine drew an example of the aggressive actions and intentions of Russia in the Azov-Black Sea, namely the recent seizure of Ukrainian military seamen and ships in the Kerch Strait.
“Under these conditions, constant training of the Armed Forces, their armament and equipment, strategic decisions that are being taken in the security sector are of particular importance,” the Head of State summed up.