The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is the coordinating body in matters pertaining
to national security and defense under the President of Ukraine. The National Security and Defense
Council of Ukraine shall coordinate and supervise the activities of organs of executive authority
in the sphere of national security and defense. The President of Ukraine is the Chairman
of the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine.
Constitution of Ukraine. article 107.
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Address of First Deputy to the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleg Hladkovskiy to the media

Due to the recent publication on the "Ukrayinska Pravda" website of accusations against me, I deem it necessary to explain the following.

According to Article 19 of the Constitution of Ukraine, bodies of state power and bodies of local self-government and their officials are obliged to act only on the grounds, within the limits of authority, and in the manner envisaged by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine. Therefore, within the limits of my authority, I can not influence the decision of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, and I have never done so.

I also want to remind that in 2014 I withdrew from the management of all the companies that are part of Bogdan Corporation. I do not currently take any managerial decisions related to the business processes of this structure. Therefore, allegations of lobbying the products of the corporation without any evidence and facts cast a shadow on me as an official and citizen of Ukraine.

I have the greatest respect for journalism, but I ask you not to use unverified information. In my turn, I am ready to promote in every way possible that journalists, in particular, the author of the given article, receive objective information.