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National Guard of Ukraine Begins to Develop Doctrine in Line with NATO Principles

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The National Guard of Ukraine has begun to develop a doctrine based on the principles of the North Atlantic Alliance. American and Canadian advisers will take part in this work, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to which the National Guard is subordinated, reported.

The report notes that representatives of the Doctrine and Education Advisory Group (DEAG) at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine held a workshop on the development of institutional doctrine in accordance with the approaches of military formations of NATO member countries. The event was attended by representatives of the Canadian Armed Forces (Operation UNIFIER).

“The National Guard of Ukraine has a number of documents that define its activities, as well as a concept, and planning at different levels. But there is no such document as doctrine, which is used in military structures of NATO Allies and which defines the role and place of military authorities, commanders (chiefs) of all levels, the order and principles of interaction within the structure at the strategic, operational and tactical levels to organise the implementation of daily routine and ensure preparation for future tasks,” said a DEAG representative, Major Gary Quach.

He stressed that it is important that the National Guard’s doctrine does not contradict national defence and security regulations. It should also be compatible with the doctrines of partner countries.

As a reminder, Ukraine is a NATO Partner and a member of the NATO’s Enhanced Opportunities Partnership (EOP) programme. The course towards full membership in the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union is enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine as the country’s strategic course.

Bohdan Marusyak

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