Oleksiy Danilov held an interagency meeting on the implementation of the law on national resistance
On the instruction of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov held an interagency meeting on implementing the Law of Ukraine “On the Fundamentals of National Resistance”.
According to Mr. Danilov, this Law “has become fully operational” from January 1, 2022.
Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Galushkin reported on the progress of their formation. In particular, according to him, the formation and staffing of four regional commands and 25 brigades of the Territorial Defense Forces will be completed soon.
The NSDC Secretary stressed the need to analyze shortly all the resources of state bodies, regional state administrations, local governments that can be used in Ukraine’s territorial defense system. “National resistance is a matter for everyone, - he noticed. - There must be a comprehensive approach with the involvement of all possible resources of the state to form a monolithic structure to respond to current challenges”.
Mr. Danilov also stressed the importance of providing clear information by staffing and social support centers to all those wishing to join the territorial defense reserve. “It is necessary to open opportunities for people who want to defend our state”, - he said expressing confidence in the possibility of simplifying the procedures for passing medical commissions by involving relevant resources of the National Guard and the National Police of Ukraine.
According to the NSDC Secretary, it is also important to “understand the clear picture in each region” and intensify the work of heads of regional state administrations and local governments to conduct preparatory work for organizing the voluntary component of the territorial defense forces. Also, in his opinion, it is worth building cooperation with the private sector on this issue.
First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rostyslav Zemlynsky, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Ihor Bondarenko, First Deputy State Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Kostiantyn Marievych, Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Hryhoriy Halahan, Commander of the Territorial Defense Troops of the Land Forces Command Anatoliy Barhylevych, Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine Mykola Balan, Acting Chairman of the SES of Ukraine Serhiy Kruk, Acting Commander of the Logistics Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yevhen Horokhovsky, representatives of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police, the Ministry of Economy, the Administration of the State Border Guard Service, experts of the NSDC Staff.