Sunday, August 22, 2021

NSDC approves draft strategic defense bulletin - Taran

NSDC approves draft strategic defense bulletin - Taran

At a meeting chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has approved the draft Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine, according to Minister of Defense Andriy Taran.

The purpose of the document is to determine the main directions of Ukraine's military policy, strategic goals of defense forces’ development and the expected results of their achievement, taking into account current military and political threats and challenges, Ukrinform reports, referring to the Government portal.

According to Taran, the Ministry of Defense developed the Strategic Defense Bulletin based on the results of defense review according to the new "capability-based planning" methodology which corresponds to modern approaches approved by NATO member states.

"The implementation of measures outlined in the Strategic Defense Bulletin will allow us to continue defense reform in the context of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The purposeful and mutually agreed development of defense forces’ capabilities will be ensured as part of implementing Ukraine's military policy in accordance with NATO principles and standards. The bulletin defines the perspective model of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other components of the Defense Forces, requirements for the perspective structure, composition, basic capabilities and other key quantitative and qualitative indicators of the defense forces based on the Defense Forces’ Mission and Vision 2030,” Taran said.

At the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, it was also decided to provide an additional UAH 3.3 billion from the 2021 state budget for the development of Ukraine's missile armament program, as well as UAH 960 million for the development of the Ukrainian Navy.