Oleksandr Turchynov held an operational meeting with the leaders of the security and defense sector of Ukraine
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held an operational meeting with the leaders of the security and defense sector devoted to working out adequate measures to counter Russian hybrid threats.
According to him, over the last months, there has been a systematic escalation of subversive measures "implemented by the Russian Federation against Ukraine within the framework of hybrid aggression".
"Today, as a result of a terrorist act in Kyiv, one of the best Ukrainian military intelligence officers, Maxim Shapoval, was killed; he took an active part in defending the Ukrainian state from Russian invasion", - Mr. Turchynov said adding that this terrorist act was carried out by the same scenario as the murder of Ukrainian counterintelligence officer, colonel Oleksandr Haraberiush in March this year. "There is every reason to believe that these murders were planned and organized with the direct involvement of Russian secret services", - Secretary of the NSDC noticed.
Oleksandr Turchynov reported that the Main Military Prosecutor's Office is investigating this crime. "At the same time, this terrorist act is aimed at intimidating and destabilizing the situation in the state", - Secretary of the NSDC said after the end of the operational meeting. "It is not without reason that the terrorist attack coincided in time with a large-scale cyberattack, which also has a Russian trace", - he added.
As a result of the meeting, and taking into account the high level of terrorist threat, a range of measures were approved to strengthen the counterterrorism and counterintelligence regime in Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. "I address the citizens with a request to increase their vigilance and to be receptive to the security measures taken under Ukrainian legislation", - Secretary of the NSDC noted stressing that the criminal acts of the enemy will get a fitting reply.