Ukrainian Politics

 NSDC Chief Turchynov visits Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, tackles possible military programs with Ukraine's participation

As part of a working visit to NATO governing structures, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), where he held talks with the military leadership of the Alliance.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the NSDC press service, the parties analyzed the current security situation in Ukraine and Europe which developed as a result of the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation.

Turchynov said it was vital to boost cooperation between Ukraine and NATO to maintain security in Europe. In this context, the parties discussed the possible expansion of military programs that could be implemented with the participation of Ukraine.

The NSDC secretary stressed that Ukraine did not intend to reduce its contribution to the international operations of NATO and the NATO Response Force.

Moreover, improvement of information exchange between the intelligence agencies of Ukraine and the Alliance and cooperation in ensuring a reliable counteraction to aggressive cyber campaigns were also discussed.

During his stay at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Turchynov got acquainted with the operation of the NATO Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Center.

Turchynov said it was critical for Ukraine to switch to modern systems of analysis and decision-making, "such technologies are being developed in the Main Situation Center of Ukraine under the NSDC as well as in the system of situation centers that are being built around the country".

The NSDC chief explained that this concerned modern information technologies, "which allow to carry out fast and qualitative situation analysis using all available sources of information and to timely and adequately respond to contemporary challenges."

"In this context, it is crucial for us to study NATO experience," he summed up.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3039164