Minister of Defense of Ukraine took part in the 12th “Kyiv Security Forum”2019-04-11 15:45:00 | ID: 48977
On April 11, the Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak took part in the 12th “Kyiv Security Forum”. In his speech, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine emphasized the irreversibility of reforms that are taking place in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ant the whole security and defense sector.
— In the entire history of independent Ukraine, we have made several attempts to reform the security and defense sector. And we didn’t have the possibility to finish them. Today the situation has changed dramatically. We have the opportunity to immediately test in the battle, everything that we plan. Under such threats, when the Russian Federation continues to exert pressure in the Sea of Azov and has tested the course of action which is being used now in the Black Sea region. I have no doubt that such a tactic will be used in the Baltic Sea, in other seas, and in relation to other countries of the world, — said Stepan Poltorak.
According to the Minister of Defense, Ukraine should respond to such threats and do everything necessary to ensure the security of the state.
— Most important thing is the immutability of the course towards NATO, which is defined by the Constitution of Ukraine. A club that provides security to all countries that are the part of the North Atlantic Alliance. However, not everything depends on Ukraine and this requires the political will of our partners. And no less important, for this it is necessary to remember the history and draw conclusions from it. And to cooperate with all the European countries in terms of security as constructively as possible, " - emphasized Stepan Poltorak.