September 30, 2022

President Zelenskyy meets his National Security Council: Ukraine calls for more aid from NATO after Putin annexes four Ukrainian regions

A meeting of the National Security and Defense Council was held under the chairmanship of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The members of the National Security and Defense Council discussed the issue of another attempt to annex the territory of Ukraine and the escalation of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. The attendees heard information from Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Acting Head of the Security Service Vasyl Maliuk and Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kyrylo Budanov. The participants of the meeting discussed ways of countering the attempts of the aggressor country to annex Ukrainian territories.

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Hayday, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Yaroslav Yanushevych and permanent representative of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Tamila Tasheva informed the participants of the meeting about the so-called voting held by Russia in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. It was emphasized that numerous violations and manipulations with voters’ lists took place during the fake referenda.

In addition, the NSDC considered the issue of ensuring the collective security of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic space. The participants of the meeting listened to the reports by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna and Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva.

The measures that must be taken to ensure the collective security of the Euro-Atlantic space and Ukraine were discussed. In particular, this is the strengthening and expansion of the international coalition in support of Ukraine, the increase of military and technical aid to our country, the strengthening of sanction pressure on Russia, the implementation of proposals to guarantee security in the international arena, the activation of the strategy of nuclear deterrence of Russia by the countries of the Euro-Atlantic space, as well as countering hybrid threats caused by the aggressor country.

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