The Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksandr Turchynov officially resigned. This information officially confirmed the press service of National Security and Defence Council.
The reason for resignation – the termination of the powers of the incumbent president of Ukraine, who appointed Turchynov.
“Due to termination of the powers of the president of Ukraine, which appointed me on this post, I want to review the question of the termination of my powers as the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine in accordance with the legislature,” the report said.
“Taking into account the continuation of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, I am ready to continue the protection of our country on the military service in any subdivision or military formation,” the report said.
Oleksandr Turchynov held the post since December 2014. Before he worked in the Verkhovna Rada, he was Acting President of Ukraine in spring, 2014.
Klimkin also explained that he told Zelensky about his decision earlier. According to him, the new President has a right for his own team and foreign policy strategy.