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Ukraine, NATO to study possibilities to counter Russian hybrid threats

Source : 112 Ukraine

This was stated in the Annual National Programme under Ukraine-NATO Commission for 2018, approved by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on March 28
08:06, 29 March 2018

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Ukraine intends to continue studying with NATO the possibilities of countering hybrid threats coming from Russian Federation. This was stated in the Annual National Programme under Ukraine-NATO Commission for 2018, approved by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on March 28

"Medium-term goals: conducting joint research with NATO on combating hybrid threats in relevant areas, developing strategies and policies to counter hybrid warfare, taking into account the results of the studies conducted within the framework of the Ukraine-NATO Platform on studying the experience of countering the hybrid war in Ukraine," reads the programme.

In addition, in Ukraine it is planned to develop methodological materials for training specialists on countering such threats, as well as "introducing a mechanism for exchanging experience with NATO member states, the EU, with other partners in countering the tactics of a hybrid war by the Russian Federation."

Among the priorities for 2018 is the coordination with NATO of the projects proposed by the Ukrainian side on the Platform, establishing partnerships with the European Center of Excellence for Combating Hybrid Threats (Helsinki, Finland).

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An international conference on countering the hybrid war is also planned with the involvement of leading experts with the aim of exchanging experience and applying the best practices.

As it was reported earlier, on March 28, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko approve the Annual National Programme under the aegis of Commission Ukraine – NATO for 2018. The strategy determines the priority tasks for 2018 and medium-term objectives, which are to be achieved till 2020.

The document also defines the relevant practical measures within the implementation of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration policy, reforming of the security sector and state’s defense under the standards and recommendations of the Alliance.

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