Oleksandr Danyliuk: I will direct the work of the NSDC of Ukraine at key topical challenges
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine should undergo significant changes as it is a key assisting structure to the President of Ukraine. This was stated by Secretary of the Council Oleksandr Danyliuk in an interview with the "Ukrayinska Pravda" online newspaper.
According to him, the aim of the NSDC of Ukraine is to seek answers to the key security challenges facing the country. "We have many such challenges, and they are constantly growing. And now the NSDC has to perform its function of strengthening the President. To that end, the NSDC should undergo major changes", - Mr. Danyliuk noticed.
He stressed that the most important vector of the system of ensuring national security is now the issue of military conflict in the East of Ukraine. "The absence of active hostilities now, as compared to 2015, does not mean anything. If we analyze the motivation and behavior model of the Russian leadership, we understand that this is always a nearby threat. We must be permanently on alert", - Mr. Danyliuk said.
The NSDC Secretary also pointed out that he would orient the NSDC's activities, in particular, on cybersecurity. "I am establishing ties with key players in the world - Israel and the United States. We should not trail behind, we must be a reliable partner. Because it's a global story", - he said.
Among the key NSDC's activities, Mr. Danyliuk also mentioned energy security and security sector reform as the priority areas of work. "There should be a platform for evaluating these risks in a timely manner and proposing solutions. We should not wait until a problem materializes, we should immediately do something that will help us avoid problems", - the NSDC Secretary added.