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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine02.11.2017, 18:00

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with the group of strategic advisers from NATO member countries

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov met with the group of foreign strategic advisers from NATO member countries.

The delegation included: former Commander of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces, retired general John Abizaid; former Commander of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania, retired major general Jonas Andrishkevichus; former Commander of the Land Forces of the United Kingdom, retired general Nick Parker; Executive Director of External Relations at the Canadian Defense Academy of the Ministry of National Defense, Jill Sinclair; former commander of the Joint German-Netherlands Corps, lieutenant-general (retired) Volker Halbauer; Commander of Multinational Corps Northeast (Szczecin), colonel-general Boguslaw Samol (the Republic of Poland).

During the meeting, cooperation in the defense and security sector was discussed. Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that, despite Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine, the process of strengthening our defense capabilities and reforming the security and defense sector of Ukraine in accordance with the NATO standards is ongoing.

Mr. Turchynov stated the restoration of multilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the Alliance member countries is among the priorities.

The situation that arose as a result of Russia's hybrid war against our state was also considered. According to Mr. Turchynov, in addition to hostilities, Russia is conducting an economic, energy and information- cybernetic aggression against Ukraine. In this context, the parties stressed the need to continue the sanctions pressure on the aggressor country.

During the meeting, the parties emphasized the importance of deepening Ukraine-NATO cooperation in the military-technical, scientific and cybersecurity spheres.

Oleksandr Turchynov also noticed that over the past three years, the majority of Ukrainians have realized that NATO is one of the real tools for ensuring a reliable system of collective security both in Europe and throughout the world.

In their turn, the members of the delegation stated that NATO member countries support the reforms taking place in Ukraine and the aspirations of our state for Euro-Atlantic integration.