Contents tagged with Turchynov

  • Turchynov proposed tightening checks on residents of the Crimea and the Donbas who are seeking Ukrainian biometric passports

    Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov believes that it is necessary to conduct a thorough check of all applicants arriving from the territories that are not under Ukraine’s control who wish to obtain a biometric passport, as reported on the website of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).

    According to Turchynov, after the start of Ukraine’s visa-free regime with the EU, the number of people from the Crimea and from the separatist-held …

  • The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine unveils a draft law on de-occupation of Donbas

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) presented an idea for the law on the de-occupation of the Donbas which supposed to become an alternative to the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), Hromadske reported.

    The preamble notes that the legal regime of the ATO, introduced in April 2014, made it possible to stop the expansion of Russian aggression, and kept it localized in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. It also made it possible to hold …

  • National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to consider bill to reintegrate Donbas

    The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) will soon consider a bill on the deoccupation and reintegration of the Donbas, First Deputy Chairperson of Parliament Iryna Herashchenko announced on Facebook.

    According to her, work on the bill “On the characteristics of state policy regarding the restoration of Ukraine’s state sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine” is virtually complete, and it will be introduced during the NSDC …

  • Turchynov: Russia is strengthening the military infrastructure on the border with Ukraine

    Russia is strengthening the military infrastructure along the border with Ukraine, and there is also constant movement of weaponry, ammunition, military equipment, soldiers and mercenaries into the territory of the Donbas, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, in an interview for Interfax-Ukraine.

    “The situation in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation) zone is prompting us to urgently make the decisions which we discussed …

  • Turchynov: Ukraine must transition to a new format of defense against Russia’s hybrid aggression

    Secretary of the Defense and Security Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Ukraine needs to end the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) and transition to a new format of national defense against Russia’s hybrid war.

    “Military actions have been going on in the east of our country for three years already, and they have escalated both in duration and in the massive format of the military operation (ATO). At the same time, it must be pointed out that the anti-terrorist operation …

  • Turchynov asked Ukrainian border guard to establish ‘an insurmountable fortress in the east of Ukraine’

    The head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, has called for the creation of an insurmountable fortress on the eastern border of the country, RBC Ukraine reports.

    In congratulating Ukrainian border guards on their professional holiday, Turchynov said that it is important for Ukraine to equip the western border according to European standards - convenient and reliable, the NSDC press office reported. "And in the East to create an insurmountable …

  • Turchynov: Ukrainian missile tests proved their effectiveness and high precision

    Ukrainian missiles are effective and high-precision weapons, as stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), Oleksandr Turchynov, at the end of another stage of the missile testing.

    According to the Council’s press service, Turchynov explained that, during this stage of testing, the operation of the missile control system was conducted while engaging and striking targets at long range.

    Turchynov noted that the rocket successfully hit the target.

    " …

  • Turchynov accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook

    During a recent press briefing, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, accused the Russian secret services of having a presence on Facebook.

    Turchynov noted that unlike Russian social networks that fall under sanctions in Ukraine, Facebook and Twitter willingly cooperate with law enforcement agencies in Ukraine. "When a fake page propagating war, violence, or separatism appears on Facebook or Twitter, and the Ukrainian special service …

  • Turchynov blamed Russia for OSCE observer's death

    The Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, said that the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation are responsible for the death of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission member (U.S. citizen) and the wounding of two representatives of the mission (citizens of Germany and the Czech Republic).

    "This explosion was a planned act of terror directed against the OSCE Mission to the Donbas. The military-political leadership of the …

  • Turchynov: Russia’s divisions are capable of invading Ukraine in 2-3 hours

    Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, considers it possible that the joint Belarusian-Russian “Zapad 2017” military exercises could be preparation for an offensive operation by Russia.

    He made a statement to this effect during his speech which was broadcast by TV channel 112 Ukraine.

    “A group of Russian ground forces is already deployed along the national borders of Ukraine, which includes up to 50,000 soldiers, not counting the …