NSDC approves draft strategic defense bulletin – Taran

At a meeting chaired by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has approved the draft Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine, according to Minister of Defense Andriy Taran.

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According to Taran, the Ministry of Defense developed the Strategic Defense Bulletin based on the results of defense review according to the new “capability-based planning” methodology which corresponds to modern approaches approved by NATO member states.

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“The implementation of measures outlined in the Strategic Defense Bulletin will allow us to continue defense reform in the context of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. The purposeful and mutually agreed development of defense forces’ capabilities will be ensured as part of implementing Ukraine’s military policy in accordance with NATO principles and standards….”