Signing the law on peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized: “Ukraine remains committed to the peaceful settlement of the problem of the liberation of the occupied territories”.
The Head of State noted that his solid stance confirmed that, as well as the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament, people’s deputies, relevant ministries and departments in the resolute protection of that issue. “The struggle for the deployment of a classical peacekeeping mission in accordance with the decision of the UN Security Council, which would allow ensuring the security component of restoring sovereignty over the occupied territories of Ukraine,” he said, emphasizing that the given decision is supported by more than 75% of Ukrainians.
The President also informed the members of the Military Cabinet on the results of his talks with the U.S. Secretary of Defense in the framework of the Munich Security Conference, the meetings with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the President of the European Commission and the prospects of receiving defensive weapons. At the same time, Petro Poroshenko noted that “there are certain positive results regarding the modernization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”.
In addition, the Head of State said that following the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council this week, a draft law “On National Security” would be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.
“This is also a framework law, which is another evidence of our decisive and deep reforms in the defense and security sector, harmonization of our cooperation with NATO countries and the North Atlantic Alliance itself,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
The members of the Military Cabinet also heard the report by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine on his visit to the United States.