Security and Defence Sector Reforming in the Context of State Cooperation with NATO

Keywords: security and defence sector, reforming, NATO, cooperation


The state of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and the participation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Alliance projects and initiatives are analyzed. It is noted that participation in the Concept of Operational Capabilities allows to participate in exercises and operations under the auspices of NATO, to be involved in operational duty as part of multinational military formations of high readiness; Participation in NATO Air Information Exchange Program contributes to the coordination of the fight against air terrorism. It is determined that the main tasks in the process of reforming the Armed Forces of Ukraine according to NATO standards are their standardization to the NATO Armed Forces and increasing the efficiency of the country’s defence sphere. The implementation of NATO standards involves the development of relevant legislation and regulations, their enactment in the prescribed manner and its application in day-to-day operations. In the process of reforming the security and defence sector, a number of measures have already been taken to reorganize the military administration, but the reform process is ongoing. The «STANAG» standard needs to be tested, which requires a comprehensive review of the entire infrastructure and functioning of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is noted that cooperation with NATO in the context of security and defence sector reform is to promote the transformation and development of Ukraine’s security and defence sector. NATO member states continue to provide strategic advice to the Ukrainian side on institutional development reform. Within the framework of cooperation, a special training mechanism was launched with the involvement of foreign instructors in the form of a combat training center for units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard on the basis of the Yavoriv test site. The «Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine» was introduced to increase Ukraine’s capacity in the process of reforming the security and defence sector, which contains 13 areas.


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