President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree putting into force the March 4 decision of the National Security and Defense Council “On Ukraine’s security and defense sector development concept.” “The threat of Russian aggression will remain most-pressing issue in the mid-term outlook,” the president’s administration says in a statement.
The decree is available on the official website of the Ukraine president. The document outlines another challenge to Ukraine, particularly “possible use of Ukraine’s territory for the military actions, if a military conflict breaks out between the NATO countries and the Russian Federation.”
Generally, the concept looks to create conditions to enhance the defense capability of Ukraine. To that end, the president charged the departments responsible for defense and security of the country to develop an action plan.
As EADaily reported earlier, in Jan 2015, the Ukraine parliament passed a statement defining Russia as “an aggressor-country.” The document particularly asks the world’s parliaments to render military-technical assistance to Ukraine.
On March 15, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affair, said U.S. will further render military aid to Ukraine and train Ukraine’s military. “Since there can be no reform in Ukraine without security, over $266 million of our support has been in the security sector, training nearly 1,200 soldiers and 750 Ukrainian National Guard personnel,” Nuland said.