NATO representative calls on Ukraine to focus on full implementation of National Security Law
Director of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine Alexander Vinnikov has called on Ukraine to focus on the full implementation of the Law on National Security.
"This legislative act is a significant step forward, which is welcomed, and it will help bring Ukraine closer to Euro-Atlantic standards and principles," Vinnikov said at a forum in Kyiv, entitled 'What to Expect from the 2018 NATO Summit in 2018,' an UNIAN correspondent has reported.
"It also provides an important basis for further reform of Ukrainian intelligence and security agencies," he said.
"Therefore we encourage Ukraine to focus on the full implementation of this framework Law on National Security, including through the timely development, adoption and implementation of related subsequent legislation. Upon Ukraine's request, NATO will continue to provide advice throughout this process," he added.
Vinnikov recalled that advisers from NATO countries had contributed to the development of the law on national security in Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported, Ukraine's parliament on June 21 adopted the bill on national security of Ukraine. The document, in particular, defines the principles of state policy in the areas of national security and defense. Among the fundamental national interests of Ukraine are integration into the European political, economic, legal and security space; membership in the European Union and NATO; the development of equal and mutually beneficial relations with other states.
President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill into law on July 5, and it became effective on July 8.