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National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine29.03.2024, 12:43

President of Ukraine introduces Secretary on the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Lytvynenko and outlines five tasks for the Council

representation_1.jpgOn 29 March, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy introduced a newly appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Lytvynenko.

“We are launching a reinvigorated work of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. I have appointed Oleksandr Lytvynenko as the new Secretary of the NSDC – a person who is well known in the National Security and Defence Council”, – Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a meeting with the staff of the NSDC Office.

representation_0.jpgThe Head of State emphasised the importance of combining Oleksandr Lytvynenko’s experience in the NSDC of Ukraine with his experience as the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. “In fact, it is in this connection – the NSDC and the FIS – that we should consider how and what the Council and its Office should work on”, – he said.

The President of Ukraine outlined key tasks for the new Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.

Firstly, more predictability, of this particular function. “We need to strengthen Ukraine’s ability to predict and influence the processes on which the national security of our state depends”, – he said.

representation_3.jpgThe second task is to continue fulfilling all the current tasks of the NSDC system. And especially with regard to our state’s sanction policy.

“Sanctions have become a powerful tool that really protects Ukraine’s national security. And this tool should work as accurately and timely as possible”, – stressed Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The third task set for the Council is to continue working on the Ukrainian Doctrine. “The clarity of national guidelines and consistency in implementation thereof is what is needed both now and after the war”, – outlined the President of Ukraine.

representation_4.jpgThe fourth area is cybersecurity and information security. “The NSDC of Ukraine has the potential to do more to protect against enemy destabilisation operations and strengthen the coordination of all state institutions on this track, as well as develop the country’s cyber strike capabilities”, – explained Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

And the fifth, as the Head of State noted, is the work of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief’s Staff, draft decisions, and control over implementation thereof. “The clear priority is the defence of our state and the protection of our society”, – the President of Ukraine summed up.

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