Poroshenko enacts Ukraine's defense road map
President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enact a resolution of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of May 20, 2016, on the Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine, according to the presidential administration.
The Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine is a document of defense planning elaborated following the defense review aimed at ensuring the main directions of the implementation of Ukraine's military policy and the development of defense forces until 2020, the presidential administration said.
The Bulletin is aimed at practical implementation of the Military Doctrine of Ukraine and the Concept of Development of Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine. It defines strategic and operative goals of the defense reform and expected results of their achievement with due regard to urgent military and political threats and challenges. The document provides for the active participation in the implementation of the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union and active cooperation with NATO in the achievement of criteria necessary for the full membership in NATO.
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The Decree takes effect from the date of publication.