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 Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the anniversary of the Chornobyl tragedy

33 years have passed since the tragedy at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station. The largest nuclear catastrophe in the history of mankind, a tragedy a planetary scale had seared the souls of millions of our compatriots. Our state is still affected by horrible ecological, socio-economic and medical consequences of this tragedy.

Heroes-liquidators by their immortal feat saved the lives of millions; they protected Ukraine from nuclear apocalypse at the cost of their own lives. They are the embodiment of all Ukrainian people - strong in spirit, devoted to duty, courageous and selfless! Ukrainians will never forget the Chornobyl tragedy and their saviors. May their memory live forever...

The whole world should unite efforts around Chornobyl in order to prevent another terrible catastrophe!