NSDC approved training of the army to join NATO

СНБО одобрил подготовку армии к вступлению в НАТО

The Board approved the Strategic defense Bulletin.

The national security Council approved the Strategic defense Bulletin, which defines the main objectives and directions of reform of the defense sphere of Ukraine, the press service of the Ministry.

“This document was prepared in close cooperation with advisers of the States members of NATO. In accordance with the anticipated development of defense capabilities of Ukraine in the period up to 2020, the reform of the Armed forces in accordance with NATO standards and strengthen democratic civilian control in the defense sector”, – stated in the message.

On its basis will be provided for strategic planning in the defence sector, will translate into corresponding state program.

The meeting also discussed a number of issues related to the implementation of defense tasks and the development of military-industrial complex of Ukraine.

In particular, it provides significant improvement of system of public control in this sphere. During the discussion of specific measures have been defined for the development of the capacity of defence companies to ensure APU and other formations with modern weapons and military equipment.

Also discussed were the problems encountered with the financing of the state defense order and important military programs in the absence of a legislative provision of a special Fund of the state budget. In this context, the Cabinet of Ministers was instructed to take measures to ensure the funding of the defence sector.

Earlier it was reported that during the meeting of the national security Council, President Petro Poroshenko announced the start of comprehensive sector reform defence and security of NATO membership.