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Repelling Russia’s armed aggression prerogative: Ukraine’s new Military Doctrine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a Decree to enact the NSDC decision of September 2, 2015 “On the New Edition of the Military Doctrine of Ukraine.”

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The Doctrine stipulates scenarios that can endanger military security of Ukraine, with the main scenario - full-scale armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine with decisive military-political goals, according to the President’s website.

The Military Doctrine stipulates that the key task aimed to create conditions for the restoration of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is comprehensive reform of the national security system to a level acceptable for the membership in the European Union and NATO; creating an effective security and defense sector, which provides ample capacity of national defense to repel armed aggression.

Another purpose is the development of Armed Forces of Ukraine under the western standards and achievement of interoperability with NATO Forces.

At the same time, Ukraine’s military politics are based on the fact that “Ukraine wants to maintain friendly relations with all countries of the world based on the international agreements concluded on the basis of equality, non-interference in internal affairs, mutual respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

The Military Doctrine stipulates that the key task aimed to create conditions for the restoration of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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