Contents tagged with NSDC

  • Kyiv: Russia does not have enough troops on Ukrainian borders for a full-scale invasion

    Russia continues to move troops near Ukrainian borders and territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, but this is not sufficient. Russia would need to have three to five times more troops for a full-scale invasion, said Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with the Current Time.

    At the same time, he stressed that the threat of an invasion still exists.

    "Of course, there is a constant threat for us. We have been …

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block Russian mobile apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is in talks with Google and Apple to impose a ban on mobile applications of Russian companies which are under Ukrainian sanctions, Radio Liberty reports, citing the SBU’s press service.

    "As of today, discussions are continuing with Google and Apple regarding legal ways to block mobile applications developed by legal entities, which have been subject to special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) and which provide access to the resources/ …

  • Ukraine tests Vilkha-M missile with 120 km range

    On March 30-31, the Ukrainian State Design Bureau Luch conducted another successful test of the Vilkha-M missile, reported the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on its website.

    "Even in the conditions of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing implementation of the Ukrainian missile program with the active participation of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces continues in the sphere of security and defense," the statement …

  • Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council approves main scenario of Donbas reintegration

    During a press conference after the Ukrainian National Security and Defense (NSDC) council meeting headed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on December 7, the NSDC's Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said that the main scenario for the reintegration of the Donbas territories that are temporarily not controlled by Kyiv was chosen.

    "Today at a meeting of the NSDC, we approved one of the scenarios which will be implemented as the main one. The reintegration envisages bringing back to Ukraine the …

  • Zelensky to convene a closed meeting of Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council before the Normandy Four Summit

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intends to hold a closed meeting of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) on December 7, reports the NSDC's Secretary Oleksiy Danilov.

    "On Wednesday, Zelensky held a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian security and defense sector. After the meeting, it was decided to hold a closed meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Saturday, December 7," reads the statement.

    The Normandy Four meeting is …

  • Kyiv tests new high-precision Vilkha-M missile system

    In the morning of July 25, the next stage of testing of the multiple rocket launcher system  Vilha took place in the Odessa region, reports the press service of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC).

    Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Sergey Krivonos, who participated in the assessment of the testing, called the test a success.

    According to him, NSDC made several decisions for the early adoption and supply of new missiles for multiple launch rocket …

  • Ukrainian TV channel accused of high treason after planning teleconference with Russia

    The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) in Kyiv has filed a criminal case against the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne, which planned to hold a teleconference with Russian colleagues who are under sanctions. The channel’s management is accused of “attempting to commit high treason by providing information support to subversive activity against Ukraine,” wrote Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko on Monday, 8 July, on Facebook.

    Lutsenko noted that the people involved in the plan to hold a teleconference …

  • Poroshenko: Lifting economic blockade on Donbas would be a betrayal of Ukraine’s interests

    Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said that lifting the economic blockade on the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) as suggested by former president Leonid Kuchma and current President Volodymyr Zelensky would be a betrayal of Ukraine’s interests.

    “I am concerned by the unexpected news on the outcome of the Trilateral Contact Group session in Minsk, that Ukraine is supposedly willing to unilaterally lift the economic restrictions on the LPR and DPR… I demand that …

  • Turchynov resigns from National Security and Defense Council and promises to protect Ukraine from Russia

    The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov wrote a letter of resignation, reports the NSDC press service.

    “Given the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, I am ready to further defend the country directly in military service in any military unit or military structure”, reads the statement addressed to President Petro Poroshenko.

    Among the Turchynov’s achievements, the National Security and Defense Council …

  • Poroshenko enacts decision of National Security Council on strengthening Ukrainian defense capabilities

    President Petro Poroshenko enacted by decree the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated May 7, 2019 “on measures to strengthen the defense capabilities of the state”.

    “In the document, it is recognized that there is a need to continue developing conceptual approaches to strengthening state defense in the face of prolonged aggression from the Russian Federation,” the press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine reported.

    According to the issued …