Oleksandr Turchynov: We should counterpose the aggressor our intelligence, convictions, good organization and discipline
Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday took part in the ceremony of awarding the winners of the Third stage of All-Ukrainian contest-defense of scientific and research works of students-members of the Small Academy of Sciences in technical and computer science departments.
Addressing the student youth, Mr. Turchynov stated that in the current difficult times "the development paradigm of our country is emerging" - the basis, on which we will build strong democratic European Ukraine".
NSDC Secretary of Ukraine noted that the people of Ukraine gained the right to live freely, chose European way of development that caused aggression on the side of Russia. "Your fathers and elder brothers are protecting our land, - he said. - Our Heroes give their lives, so we could live in a free country, and nobody will be able to stop us on this path".
According to beliefs of Mr. Turchynov, in order to "win this difficult confrontation, we must counterpose cruelty, brute force and aggression with our intelligence, our faith, our convictions".
According to him, the intellectual potential should be considered as the most important strategic resource of the country, which ensures the advancement of society. "If we can mobilize this resource, adding good organization and discipline, we'll be able to achieve new quality of life and level of development of our country", - NSDC Secretary of Ukraine added.
Mr. Turchynov stated that support at the state level of highly educated talented and brave youth, creation of decent conditions for study and labor of young people have to become an issue of "country's strategy, its security and its future". According to him, without this the economic and military security of the state, European advancement, freedom and independence of Ukraine are impossible.
Addressing the audience, NSDC Secretary of Ukraine thanked young people for "persistent implementation of dreams and their own scientific research". "Just a little time will pass and exactly you will determine internal and external policies of the state, manage research institutions, powerful companies, strengthen the defense of Ukraine, - he said. - Owing to your talent and courage Ukraine will become invincible!"
According to information of the executive staff of the Small Academy of Sciences, the final stage of All-Ukrainian contest-defense in 2016 is taking place in 63 sections of 12 academic departments in almost all areas of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Authors of the best inventions from all regions of Ukraine, in particular from Lugansk and Donetsk regions, are taking part in the finals. This year 1,135 students out of more than 120,000 participants won the right to contest in the nationwide stage.