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Poroshenko signs law on National Security of Ukraine

Expenses for defense sector is at least five percent of the planned level of GDP
16:45, 5 July 2018

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the National Security of Ukraine during the meeting that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

‘I was a hard work. There are revolutionary changes in the security and defense sector of Ukraine. The law sets fundamental national interests of Ukraine. This is what the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the other enforcement units have to protect. In the first place it is the national sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence of our country, democratic and constitutional order and inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of Ukraine,’ the President emphasized.

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According to the document, expenses for the defense sector is at least five percent of the planned level of GDP, while three of them are the finance of the force. The security and defense sector is believed to be the body of governmental power, which includes state bodies of special- purpose with the law enforcement functions.

The bill introduces civilian control of the security and defense sector. High-ranking officials like president, parliament, government, and others have the right to control the defense sector. In particular, what money is sent for. Exception the projects with the mark of national secret.

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The Parliamentary Committee is expected to be established, which will control the activity of the governmental bodies of special purpose with law enforcement functions, law enforcement bodies and law enforcement bodies of special purpose.

The President is the Supreme Commander. He declares war, promulgates martial law or imposes a state emergency, makes a decision on the general or partial mobilization, issues decrees, directives on defense issues, leads the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), appoints and dismisses a secretary of NSDC and his deputies, appoints and dismisses the high command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine etc.

Reportedly, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a law on the National Security of Ukraine. 248 MPs voted positively for the law.

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