Oleksandr Turchynov held an operational meeting with the leaders of the security and defense sector of Ukraine
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Oleksandr Turchynov held an operational meeting with the leaders of the
security and defense sector devoted to working out adequate measures to counter
Russian hybrid threats.
According to him, over the last months, there has been a systematic
escalation of subversive measures "implemented by the Russian Federation
against Ukraine within the framework of hybrid aggression".
"Today, as a result of a terrorist act in Kyiv, one of the best
Ukrainian military intelligence officers, Maxim Shapoval, was killed; he took
an active part in defending the Ukrainian state from Russian invasion", - Mr.
Turchynov said adding that this terrorist act was carried out by the same
scenario as the murder of Ukrainian counterintelligence officer, colonel
Oleksandr Haraberiush in March this year. "There is every reason to believe
that these murders were planned and organized with the direct involvement of
Russian secret services", - Secretary of the NSDC noticed.
Oleksandr Turchynov reported that the Main Military Prosecutor's Office
is investigating this crime. "At the same time, this terrorist act is aimed at
intimidating and destabilizing the situation in the state", - Secretary of the
NSDC said after the end of the operational meeting. "It is not without reason
that the terrorist attack coincided in time with a large-scale cyberattack,
which also has a Russian trace", - he added.
As a result of the meeting, and taking into account the high level of
terrorist threat, a range of measures were approved to strengthen the
counterterrorism and counterintelligence regime in Kyiv and other regions of
Ukraine. "I address the citizens with a request to increase their vigilance and
to be receptive to the security measures taken under Ukrainian legislation", -
Secretary of the NSDC noted stressing that the criminal acts of the enemy will
get a fitting reply.