The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) will submit a bill on the restoration of state sovereignty in the occupied part of Donbas to President Petro Poroshenko. The bill drafting was triggered by statement of the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov about the need for transition to a new format of country defense and the termination of the ATO (antiterrorist operation), the press service of the National Security and Defense Council reported.
Announced by Turchynov round table with experts in foreign policy, security and defense issues discussed the bill “On the peculiarities of state policy for restoring Ukraine's sovereignty over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”
Representatives of state bodies of Ukraine also took part in the discussion. According to NSDC Deputy Secretary Oleksandr Lytvynenko, a professional discussion took place and as a result “the law concept was generally supported.”
“At the same time, many proposals and comments have been received, most of which will be taken into account in preparing the final version of the draft, which will be presented to the President of Ukraine for submission to the parliament”.
Earlier, June 14, Petro Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine would remain defenseless in the case of cancellation of ATO and will not be able to provide the right for relevant response in the conditions of Russian aggression.
Earlier QHA reported that Olexandr Turchynov suggested to finish the antiterrorist operation in Ukraine and to proceed with a new format of defending the country in a hybrid war with Russia. In particular, he noted that it is necessary to establish a permanent operational headquarters with wide powers in the zone of confrontation for integrated management of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, all power structures and civil-military administrations.