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.
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13.08.2019
A meeting with the representatives of the International Advisory Group on reforming the Security Service of Ukraine took place at the NSDC Staff

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk, Acting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov, experts of the NSDC Staff and Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka met with the representatives of the International Advisory Group (IAG).

During the meeting, the parties discussed topical security issues, in particular, reforming the Security Service of Ukraine. Members of the IAG, which includes representatives of the European Union, the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM), NATO and the United States Embassy in Ukraine, expressed their support for the Ukrainian authorities' stance on the need to urgently reform the Security Service of Ukraine, with due respect for the stage-by-stage approach to this process.

The NSDC Secretary stressed that the working group is constantly developing draft laws that will regulate the reform process of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. "During the next meeting of the expert group, the concept of the SSU reform and related legislative developments will be discussed", - he said.

Oleksandr Danyliuk also noticed that reforming the SSU is a requirement of the Law of Ukraine "On National Security", with its main purpose being the strengthening of the key functions of the Security Service, in particular, counterintelligence. "This is teamwork. We act as one team upon instructions of the President of Ukraine", - Mr. Danyliuk underscored.


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