U.S. welcomes Ukraine's new national security law
The United States welcomes Ukraine’s new Law on National Security, adopted by the Rada June 21 and signed by President Poroshenko July 5, according to a statement by Heather Nauert, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State.
"The law is consistent with Western principles and provides a framework for increasing the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ NATO interoperability," Nauert said.
She added that full implementation of the law, including the establishment of a Rada oversight committee for the security sector and a new law on the Security Service of Ukraine, "will further deepen Ukraine’s Western integration."
The spokesperson reiterated U.S. readiness "to continue supporting Ukraine’s defense and security sector reforms to bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend its territorial integrity."
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 21, the Verkhovna Rada adopted Bill "On National Security of Ukraine" (No 8068).
The bill defines the principles of state policy on national security and defense. Among the fundamental national interests of Ukraine is Ukraine's integration into the European political, economic legal space and that in the sphere of security; membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; development of equal and mutually beneficial relations with other states.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill into law on July 5.