EU calls on Ukraine to fully implement national security law

09:40, 10 July 2018
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"The European Union welcomes the adoption of the Law on National Security as an important step towards bringing Ukraine's security sector closer to European principles and standards. The Law provides an important basis for further reform of the Security Service of Ukraine, which should now be advanced and completed," the EU said in a statement on Ukraine's Law on National Security on Jul 9.

"We encourage Ukraine to focus on the full implementation of the Law, including through the timely development, adoption, and implementation of related legislation. The EU, with its EU Advisory Mission, will continue to work as part of the International Advisory Group to provide advice and support to Ukraine throughout this process," it said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, passed the draft law on national security on June 21. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the law on July 5.

The law, in particular, defines the principles of state policy in the areas of national security and defense. The fundamental national interests of Ukraine include: Ukraine's integration into the European political, economic, security space, legal space; membership in the European Union and NATO, the development of equal and mutually beneficial relations with other states.

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