The NSDC chaired by the President has made a decision to request the UN regarding the sending of the peacekeeping mission to Ukraine, which will act under the mandate of the UN Security Council.
Opening the session, the Head of State has informed that the given issue had already been elaborated pursuant to his instruction. “The best format for us is the police mission of the EU. It will be the most efficient guarantor of security in the situation when the word of peace is not observed either by Russia or those who are supported by it”.
Petro Poroshenko has informed that in the course of the Minsk agreements, he had previously discussed the given issue with Presidents of France and Russia, as well as with the Chancellor of Germany, assuming that the Minsk agreements may not be fulfilled. The President has informed that official consultations that may ensure peace would begin.
Besides, the NSDC has adopted the amendments to the Law on martial law elaborated pursuant to the instruction of the President. These amendments take into account the experience and peculiarities of the hybrid war. The President hopes that the NSDC and the Parliament will support those amendments. “We have to be ready to defend the state,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
The National Security and Defense Council has also decided to establish a military office at the NSDC, which includes the country's leaders and law enforcement units of the government.
Also, complex measures on the enhancement of the state security have been considered. The Cabinet of Ministers and the Security Service have been instructed to elaborate new provisions on the unified state system of prevention and reaction to the terrorist attacks and minimization of their consequences.
The NSDC has also approved a complex of measures on building the unified system of civil protection in the state.
Also, the NSDC has discussed the plan of holding multinational training on the territory of Ukraine with participation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their participation in the trainings abroad in 2015.
Also, the measures on the creation of proper material-technical base for treatment, rehabilitation and recreation of servicemen have been approved. It goes about the transfer of healing capacities of trade unions and other recreational facilities for temporary use of the Ministry of Defense and security institutions. “Heroes of the war must have a comprehensive rehabilitation after hostilities,” the President emphasized.
The President, who has recently returned from the ATO area, has informed on the successful pullback of the Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve.