National Security and Defense Council Secretary (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg signed the Road Map program of Partnership for Strategic Communications, press service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine reports.
The partnership program is aimed at the implementation of a comprehensive program of Ukraine in the field of strategic communications, in particular, to counter Russian propaganda and inform the public about the events in Ukraine.
In addition, the first deputy secretary of the NSDC Oleh Gladkovskyi together with a representative of NATO for investment Ernest Gerold signed a joint declaration on strengthening the military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO.
In addition, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg signed the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the status of NATO representation in Ukraine.
According to Turchynov, today were signed the "fundamentally important joint documents between Ukraine and NATO".
"First of all, the agreement on the status of NATO representation in Ukraine was signed, which significantly increases the value of this institution. Secondly, we begin our partnership in such an important area as strategic communication, and start producing an appropriate roadmap," he said.
NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov also noted that the Declaration on the strengthening of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO "will help to remove artificial and subjective constraints in this important area".
"The signed documents envisage deepening our relationships in key areas of confrontation with modern challenges and indicate the beginning of a new, far more practical phase of our cooperation", he added.
In turn, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the road map of cooperation in the field of strategic communications is effective and concerted actions in opposition to the "information aggression, which the Russian Federation carries out not only against Ukraine, but also against NATO".
As it was reported before, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during his visit to Ukraine upon the invitation of President Poroshenko was to take part in the opening of international joint military exercises in Lviv region and in the meeting of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.