U.S. Deputy Secretary of State calls on Ukrainian parliament to pass law on national security

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State calls on Ukrainian parliament to pass law on national security

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan states that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should adopt a law on national security as soon as possible that provides for the introduction of civil control over the defense sector.

He said this during a speech at the Academy of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, the press service of the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine reported.

"It’s important that the Rada quickly adopt the law on national security that strengthens civilian and democratic oversight of the defense and security sector," Sullivan said.

He added that "adopting such a law will deepen Ukraine’s alignment with Euro-Atlantic standards and help provide Ukraine with a professional, sustainable defense force capable of fully protecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity."

Earlier, Sullivan stated that he would urge the leaders of the EU countries not to ease sanctions against Russia until Ukraine's territorial integrity was fully restored.


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