The Head of State submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the draft law “On the Fundamentals of National Resistance”, which was being worked out by the interagency working group under the NSDC of Ukraine
On May 25, 2021, the President of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the urgent draft Law of Ukraine “On the Fundamentals of National Resistance”.
Representatives of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the interagency working group for the preparation of proposals to strengthen the state’s defense capabilities (established under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine), the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Special Operations Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, representatives of the expert community took part in the development of this draft law (№ 5557 of 25.05.2021).
The draft law was developed taking into account the process of strategic planning in the security and defense sector of Ukraine, in particular, in order to implement the provisions of the Military Security Strategy of Ukraine (approved by the Presidential Decree of March 25, 2021, № 121) in regards to the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, where the basic component is comprehensive defense and the creation of an integrated system of territorial defense is provided.
This carefully elaborated comprehensive bill combines in the best possible way the development of the territorial defense system, organizational principles of ensuring the resistance movement, and preparing the population to participate in the national resistance movement. This document proposes to define the goals and basic principles of public policy that will guarantee society and every citizen protection from threats.
Given the escalation of Russia’s aggression, the tense situation in the East and along Ukraine’s borders, this draft law is extremely relevant.