Brussels: The eastern borders of Ukraine are an advanced frontier of European security, therefore, the strengthening of our capabilities in the field of security, the development of the Armed Forces is constantly and at various levels based on the best achievements, primarily NATO, and the combat experience of recent years. This was stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov during his speech at the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.
Ukraine, according to Turchynov, is interested in the active development of military-technical cooperation with NATO and the member states of the Alliance.
"The need for a political decision by the states of the Alliance to remove artificial restrictions has already been overdone, giving Ukraine weapons, including other structures of the security and defense sector, lethal for equipping the Armed Forces," Turchynov said.
In addition, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine stated that Ukraine is ready for further expansion and deepening of cooperation with NATO and the countries of the Alliance on a bilateral basis. We are talking about the provision by the NATO countries of export licenses for the supply of military goods to Ukraine, in particular, lethal; participation of foreign partners in modernization or joint creation of new models of weapons and equipment for equipping the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of technologies and components of Western manufacturers; the Ukrainian enterprises achieve the standards of the Alliance for the production of defense products to participate in projects to meet the needs of the armed forces of NATO member states, provide consultative and advisory assistance on the use of offset mechanisms; protection of intellectual property; Establishment of a center for certification of weapons and military equipment, which are manufactured by Ukrainian enterprises in accordance with NATO standards; investing in the development of the Ukrainian defense industry and the like.
Turchinov also discussed with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the headquarters of the Alliance the issues of counteracting Russian aggression in the east of Ukraine and the hybrid threats that are now facing Ukraine.