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
"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.
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.