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05.10.2017
Oleksandr Turchynov: The adoption of the draft law On the aspects of state policy of the restoration of Ukraine's state sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will establish conditions for rebuffing Russia's

The adoption of the draft law "On the aspects of state policy of the restoration of Ukraine's state sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions" will establish conditions for efficiently protecting Ukraine's national security, rebuffing Russia's military aggression, and liberating the territories occupied by the Russian Federation. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov during his speech in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

"The proposed draft law has a strategic meaning for our country. It establishes legal and organizational conditions for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the complete de-occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The bill ensures Ukraine's solid and steadfast legal stance in international courts, in negotiation processes, blocks any attempts of the Russian Federation to continue aggression, disguising under peacekeepers", - Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine noticed.

"The main thing is that the bill clearly and unequivocally defines the Russian Federation as an aggressor state and that the territories of certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are occupied", - he emphasized.

Mr. Turchynov considered in detail the main norms of the draft law. In particular, the priorities of state policy are the liberation of the occupied territories and the restoration of the Constitutional order on them; protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens who suffered from Russian aggression; strengthening independence, statehood, ensuring unity and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state.

"According to the bill, the decision of the President of Ukraine on the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations for this purpose is approved. The bill provides that direct command of all forces and means used to ensure national security in Donetsk and Luhansk regions is entrusted to the Joint Operational Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine", - he said.

 


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