President Petro Poroshenko signed the Decree on the Decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine of May 20, 2016 on Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine.
The Strategic Defense Bulletin of Ukraine is a document of defense planning elaborated under the results of the defense review in order to ensure the main directions of the implementation of military policy of Ukraine and the development of defense forces until 2020.
The Bulletin is aimed at ensuring practical implementation of the Military Doctrine of Ukraine and the Concept of Development of Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine; defines strategic and operative goals of the defense reform and expected results of their achievement taking into account topical military and political threats and challenges. The document provides for the active participation in the implementation of the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union and active cooperation with NATO in the achievement of criteria necessary for the full membership in NATO.
The Strategic Defense Bulletin is a road map of the defense reform based on NATO principles.
The Decree takes effect from the date of publication.