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New Strategy of the National Security of Ukraine will be Created

July 8, 2019
The inaugural meeting of the working group on the preparation of the draft National Security Strategy has been held today under the guidance of the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine

The National Security Strategy of Ukraine is not created for the first time, but for the first time it will be created on the basis of the new law “On the National Security of Ukraine”, which laid the foundation for structural reforms in this crucial area. This was stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk during the inaugural meeting of the working group on the preparation of the draft National Security Strategy.

According to him, the new Strategy “should become a qualitatively different” and will have a special character. “The National Security Strategy is defined in accordance with the new law as the main document on which other strategic planning documents should be based on certain areas of ensuring national security,” explained the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

“There is not enough time for the creation, but enough to be able to create the quality document that would allow Ukraine face new challenges with dignity and prevent new ones in future,” Oleksandr Danylyuk said. He also noted that the law of Ukraine sets clear timelines for the preparation of the Strategy, namely a maximum of 6 months after the newly elected President’s entry.

“Risks change. We would like to receive a modern strategy that really assesses the challenges and threats to security and policy priorities in this area. And we should refrain from using cliches of any kind, but rather, vice versa, begin assessing everything from the beginning and re-evaluate every approach,” noted the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.