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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is Taking Measures to Strengthen the Protection of Critical Infrastructure

November 18, 2021
The relevant draft law of Ukraine has been supported by a total of 268 people’s deputies
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is Taking Measures to Strengthen the Protection of Critical Infrastructure

This law will determine the legal and organizational frameworks for the functioning and protection of critical infrastructure and is part of Ukrainian legislation in the national security area. According to the document, the critical infrastructure is objectives of infrastructure, systems, their parts and their totality, which are important for the economy, national security and defence, the disruption of the functioning of which can harm vital national interests.

It is envisaged to form the Register of Critical Infrastructure Facilities and to establish the National Commission for Protection of the Critical Infrastructure, which will be subordinated to and accountable to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Zavitnevych, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, said: "It is important for us to create a state system of protection of the critical infrastructure, to define common approaches to the objectives management at the state and local levels."