Oleksandr Danylyuk: We have to create a modern Strategy of National Security of Ukraine, which really assesses what Ukraine will face
The national security strategy is not created for the first time, but for the first time it will be created on the basis of the new law "On National Security of Ukraine", which laid the foundation for structural reforms in this crucial area. This was stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk during the inaugural meeting of the working group on the preparation of the draft National Security Strategy, which was held today at the NSDC Office of Ukraine.
According to him, the new Strategy "should become a qualitatively different" and despite the fact that such documents have already been adopted n Ukraine, this strategy will have a special character. "The National Security Strategy is defined in accordance with the new law as the main document on which other strategic planning documents should be based on certain areas of ensuring national security", - explained the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
He also noted that, since the law sets clear timelines for the preparation of the Strategy, namely a maximum of 6 months after the newly elected President's entry, all the members of the working group should prepare their proposals at the early stages of the Strategy. "There is not enough time for the creation, but enough to be able to create the quality document that would allow Ukraine face new challenges with dignity and prevent new ones in future," O. Danylyuk said.
"Risks change. We would like to receive a modern strategy that really assesses the challenges and threats to security and policy priorities in this area. And we should refrain from using cliches of any kind, but rather, vice versa, begin assessing everything from the beginning and re-evaluate every approach", - said the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
In accordance with the Law "On National Security of Ukraine", the Office of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine is involved in the preparation of the Strategy. For the implementation of this norm, the President of Ukraine, in his letter, instructed the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to organize the preparation of the National Security Strategy of Ukraine and submit it for consideration by the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine.
The working group for the development of the new Strategy was created within the framework of the implementation of the order of the NSDC Secretary, which included Deputy Head of the Working Group - Deputy Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Konstantyn Kononenko, as well as representatives of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, other government bodies, civil society institutions, foreign experts.