Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has resigned, - the press service of the NSDC of Ukraine
Secretary of the National
Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has resigned due to
the termination of powers of the President of Ukraine. This is stated in his
letter of resignation.
"Due to the termination of
powers of the President of Ukraine, who appointed me to this post, I ask to
consider the issue of terminating my powers as Secretary of the National
Security and Defense Council of Ukraine in accordance with the legislation.
Given the ongoing armed
aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, I am ready to further
defend the country directly in military service in any military unit or
military structure", - the letter reads.
Oleksandr Turchynov served as
Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine from January 2015 to May 2019; during this time,
significant steps have been taken to strengthen the country's defense and
The NSDC Secretary ensured
coordination of the reform of the security and defense sector of Ukraine. For
the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, a comprehensive review of
the security and defense sector was carried out and, based on its results, the
system of strategic documents of security and defense planning was updated,
taking into account the relevant principles and standards of the EU and NATO.
Thanks to his efforts and
perseverance, the following documents were adopted:
- a new National Security Strategy of
- Military Doctrine of Ukraine,
- Concept for the Development of Security and
Defense Sector of Ukraine,
- Cybersecurity Strategy of Ukraine,
- Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine,
- Concept of Reforming and Further
Development of the State Management System in a State of Emergency and a
- Concept of Providing the
Counter-Intelligence Regime in Ukraine,
- Doctrine of Information Security of
- a package of legal acts on the sanction
policy of the state. In accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Sanctions", the
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine adopted a series of sanctions
decisions in respect of 3140 physical and 1193 legal entities.
A number of legislative acts
regulating the activity of the security and defense sector of Ukraine were
developed to provide social guarantees and protection of servicemen.
The new Law of Ukraine "On
National Security of Ukraine" was approved. The mechanism for coordinating the
activities of all components of the security and defense sector was improved.
The Military Cabinet of the NSDC of Ukraine, the Main Situation Center of
Ukraine were established, a network of situational centers of the security and
defense sector is being developed.
At the initiative of the NSDC
Secretary, the Law of Ukraine "On peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring
the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk
and Luhansk regions" had been developed, according to which the Joint Forces
Operation under the leadership of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of
Ukraine was launched instead of the Antiterrorist Operation under the Security
Service of Ukraine, as well as Russia was recognized as an aggressor and
A number of other laws of
Ukraine, which regulate security issues, were developed and approved. These
include, in particular, the Law of Ukraine "On Military-Civilian
Administrations", the amended Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Regime of Martial
At Mr. Turchynov's initiative,
the reform of intelligence agencies has been launched. The system of
coordination of the activities of these bodies was institutionalized, the Head
of the State developed and approved the National Intelligence Program for the
period until 2020. The informing of the highest military-political leadership
of the state was set up. A number of decisions were taken to improve the
counter-intelligence regime, to strengthen the security of the state border, to
modernize migration legislation in line with new challenges.
The system of strategic
communications of the security and defense sector bodies is being established,
which involves the coordinated and proper use of the state's communication
capabilities - public diplomacy, public relations, civil-military cooperation,
information and psychological operations, and measures aimed at the realization
of national interests. Interaction with NATO and the EU has been established in
The national system of
cybersecurity and cyberdefense is being formed, which provides an efficient and
adequate response to cyberthreats. The responsibilities of the components of
this system are clearly defined. The NSDC Secretary headed the National
Coordination Center for Cybersecurity, which ensured the security of state
information resources, in particular, during the presidential election, and the
systemic counteraction to cyberthreats; the National Telecommunication Network
is being established.
Mr. Turchynov contributed in
every way to the revival of the Ukrainian defense-industrial complex, which
became one of the priority sectors of the economy: in the shortest time
production was restored and new enterprises were created to provide the Armed
Forces of Ukraine and other power structures with all necessary weapons and
military equipment. The production of ammunition, never produced in Ukraine
before, was launched on the advanced equipment.
The NSDC Secretary ensured the
coordination of strategic defense programs, in particular, the restoration of
the missile shield of our country. Under his direct leadership, the production
of missile systems, in particular, "Vilkha", "Vilkha-M", "Neptune" and others
was launched in the shortest possible time.
To analyze clearly the
situation in the security and defense of our state, Mr. Turchynov had regularly
visited the combat zone, where he was on the front line at the hottest spots.