The meeting of the National Security and Defense Council was held under the chairmanship of President Volodymyr Zelensky. The participants discussed the National Security Strategy of Ukraine “Security of a Person – Security of a Country”. According to President of Ukraine Official website.
The President noted that today’s meeting is advisory so that all NSDC members can express their opinions, comments and suggestions on the future document.
“I heard there are many different remarks. We have met now, we can discuss this Strategy after the NSDC Secretary presents it,” Zelensky said.
Zelensky also suggested that all participants of the meeting elaborate the draft strategy within a week and submit their proposals. “And then we’ll meet and approve the document,” he added.
NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danylov said that the draft National Security Strategy of Ukraine was developed in accordance with Article 26 of the Law on National Security of Ukraine. The document was based on the presidential election program, which was supported by the vast majority of the country’s population. The National Institute for Strategic Studies, government bodies, civil society institutions, as well as foreign experts were involved in the preparation of the project.
Oleksiy Danylov emphasized that the key aspects of the Strategy are a person, human life, health, honor, dignity, integrity and security. The ultimate goal of its realization is to promote a free, prosperous, safe, law-abiding country where everyone can exercise their talents and abilities.
“The strategy will be the basis for the development of other strategic planning documents in the fields of national security and defense that will determine the ways and instruments of their provision,” the NSDC Secretary said.
According to Oleksiy Danylov, in particular, it is a human development strategy, a military security strategy, a public security and civil defense strategy, a strategy for the development of defense-industrial complex, an economic, environmental, information security strategy, a cybersecurity strategy, a national intelligence program, a foreign policy security strategy, national security strategy, counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism, etc.
Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Oleksandr Lytvynenko said that the draft Strategy had been elaborated by an appropriate working group and presented, in particular, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels last December, where it received a commendable evaluation.
The priority areas of national security policy in the draft Strategy are ensuring independence and state sovereignty, social development, first of all development of human capital, protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of Ukrainian citizens, European and Euro-Atlantic integration (creation of necessary conditions for full membership in the EU and NATO), restoration of territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.