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Some recent claims asserting that the Russian annexation of the Crimea in 2014 could have been prevented are not true, according to statements made by the chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, in his witness statements before the court where he was testifying in a high treason case against the former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
“Former Chief of General Staff, Volodymyr Zamana, misled the court when he stated that in February 2014 he …
Ukraine does not have sufficient means to conduct a military confrontation with Russia if the latter uses nuclear weapons, said the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, 112 Ukraine TV channel reported. Turchynov made this statement under examination in the case against former President Viktor Yanukovych, who was charged with high treason.
"That is why we could not declare war in February-March 2014. Unfortunately, now that we have a combat-ready …
The threat of Russia’s offensive from the annexed Crimea remains even today, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, Hromadske reports."They have concentrated a strong military force in the occupied territory of the Crimea, and it is not only for defense," he said.
According to Turchynov, new offensive means, strategic aviation, and missile systems which can carry and use nuclear weapons, are deployed in the Crimea.
European parliamentarians are studying Ukrainian methods of combating Russian propaganda and disinformation, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said in an interview with Hromadske.
Turchynov noted that he had initiated a ban on using Russian social networks and information resources within Ukraine. According to him, after criticizing such sanctions, European partners began to study Ukrainian methods of information security.
"Moreover, if at …
The Ukrainian military advanced their military positions in the Donbas by more than 10 kilometers in 2017, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, Hromadske reports.
"It's nice to say that both 2016 and 2017 differed from the past in that we did not give up a meter of our land, moreover, our divisions in some areas advanced 10 or more kilometers and improved their positions. This is a fact," Turchynov said.
According to the Secretary of …
Ukrainian authorities are considering the possibility of creating special cyber-forces in the ranks of the country's Armed Forces, stated Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov at the opening ceremony of the Cyber Threat Response Center.
"Modern warfare is impossible without cyber defense and without cyber-attacks. We are giving serious consideration to the issue that was reported by the General Staff about the creation of Cyber Forces …
Ukraine plans to begin testing the new Vilha (Alder) missile system in March and launch the industrial production of this cruise missile in late 2018 - early 2019, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, channel 112 Ukraine reports.
“I hope that at the end of the year or early next year we will conduct tests and it [the cruise missile] will be received by the Army,” Turchynov said. According to him, there is already “a huge demand …
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov said that the murder of Amina Okuyeva, a volunteer of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, was an ordered professional hit executed by a Russian killer, UNIAN reports.
On October 30, Amina Okuyeva was killed at a railway crossing near the town of Hlevakha not far from Kyiv. Her car was shot at by unknown assailants. Okuyeva died as a result of a shot in the head. Her husband Adam Osmayev was with her at the time, and he was …
The Russian Federation has built up a powerful military infrastructure on its border with Ukraine and can launch large-scale combat activities against Ukraine at any moment, Chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said.
“Putin’s order will be enough to launch a full-size war against Ukraine, but that decision would be least guided by Ukraine’s actions. Rather, a much more important factor that weighs on the decisions regarding foreign …
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the headquarters of the Alliance in Brussels, as reported on the official website of the NSDC.
"During the talks, the sides discussed the issue of countering Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and the hybrid threats that our country is now facing," noted the statement. According to Turchynov, Ukraine, when compared to 2014, presently has a qualitatively …