“It will be military generals” Poroshenko told about the candidates for the position of head of the joint operational headquarters

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that already there are two candidates to head the joint operations headquarters.

The head of state said at a press conference ”Challenges-2018”.

“Against the candidate for the post of head of the joint operational headquarters, I gave two weeks to chief of the General staff and the defense Minister to offer me candidates. Two candidates are already ready, I want exhausted the list. It will be the military generals who have experience of command teams, connections in the East of our state, have a high reputation and I think they will be able to use the new opportunities for defense of the state provides the law on reintegration,” – said Poroshenko.

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Total military control. That means the completion of ATO in the Donbas

Poroshenko also noted that, despite the war in Eastern Ukraine and Russian occupation of Crimea, it is necessary to appoint a civilian defense Minister of Ukraine.

“I want to draw your attention that today I have submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of key, strategic, fundamental draft law ”On national security of Ukraine”. I want to note that it was developed many months in close coordination with our partners from NATO. It provides for the transition of our security sector to NATO standards. Key – the introduction of democratic civilian control over the army, law enforcement agencies, secret services,” – said Poroshenko.

According to the head of state, he hesitated for a long time, but decided that even in time of war you need to accept the appointment of a civilian defense Minister.

“To divide the positions of commander and chief of the General staff. To make some huge reforms to move the country to the NATO standards and to implement rules which I have noted in the Strategic defense Bulletin” – said Poroshenko.

We will remind, on February 20 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on reintegration of the occupied regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Videosean on the reintegration of Donbass passed to the President for signature

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has signed the law adopted on 18 January. Then Poroshenko said that he would immediately sign it as soon as I get it from Parliament.

TSN. 12:00

8 Feb, 12:49


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