KIEV, February 13 – RIA Novosti. Threats to national security require mandatory tough decisions within the framework of the legislation, the press service of the office of the President of Ukraine said, commenting on the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) convened for February 19.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky previously ordered to convene a meeting of the NSDC on February 19. It is planned to discuss a set of issues, some of which will be considered behind closed doors.
“Threats to the national security of the state, which must be eliminated, require mandatory tough decisions within the limits determined by the Constitution of Ukraine and current legislation. Society must see the state, which absolutely knows modern risks and knows how to respond to them professionally and quickly,” office service in Telegram.
They noted that until 2019, Ukrainians clearly saw that the necessary decisions to protect national security, which were long overdue, were postponed for political reasons. The lack of sufficient political will at that time laid the foundations of statehood “many delayed-action mines, which today need systemic opposition.”
“For Volodymyr Zelenskyy, it is an unconditional priority to fulfill the president's constitutional duty to ensure the national security of the state. The decisions that are made as a result of the collegial work of the National Security and Defense Council are fully consistent with the interests of Ukraine at this stage of development of our state,” the office added.