Ukraine needs not only to strengthen the army, but also to use the possibility of intelligence and counterintelligence to counter the Russian Federation. The Speaker of the National Security Council and Defense of Ukraine Olexandr Turchynov said this during a management staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine meeting, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.
"Containing Russia is impossible using only military force, we need effective specific intelligence and counter-intelligence tools," he said.
Turchynov said that the development of the Armed Forces and other military formations, reception and adoption of new highly technical models can compensate voluntarily lost on the basis of international agreements, the nuclear potential remain crucial.
"An important task is to strengthen the control, protection and defense of the state border. Ukraine should do the emphasis on defense taking into account the aggression of the Russian Federation", he said.
In addition, according to Turchynov, Ukrainian Armed Forces need to develop skills and human resources of the National Guard and the police, to strengthen their technical support.