Kyiv Security Forum

Countering Russian aggression Ukraine gained experience to share with countries of NATO - Mykhailo Koval

06 April 2017, 20:20

“Ukraine as a state, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other security agencies responsible for the security of our state, have gained a lot of experience which are now being shared with other countries, primarily with the members of the Alliance”, Mykhailo Koval, First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, noted at 10th Kyiv Security Forum held by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine.

The General stressed that in 2014 after the annexation of the Crimea and the military invasion of Russia in the Ukrainian Donbas, for the first time since the Second World War, Europe has faced a repartitioning of borders.

Answering the question of how Ukraine resists Russian aggression, including the hybrid warfare, Mykhailo Koval said that our country had learned how to repel the enemy’s attacks and how to counter it.

“Our main achievement is that we have stopped the enemy. The main achievement of the year 2016 is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces not only did not concede a single centimeter of our land but oppositely – even went forward at some directions”, the Deputy Secretary of the NSDC stated.

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Kyiv Security Forum was launched by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine in 2007 is an annual international event to high-level discussions on the current issues in the Black Sea region and wider Europe. The Forum aims at increasing security cooperation between the EU and the Black Sea region, raising awareness about regional developments among key regional players, promoting the role of independent and non-governmental actors in setting the security agenda in Europe.