President Petro Poroshenko took part in the scientific-practical conference 'Lessons of Hybrid War: Military Aspects' held in the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
'Providing an adequate response to the actions of the aggressor, we must summarize the experience achieved and predict future actions of the Russian Federation regarding our state. We should constantly search for efficient strategies of protection from 'hybrid threats'. We must learn the lessons of this war, test and verify respective concepts of counteraction, improve national capacities and mutual compatibility with NATO,' the Head of State emphasized.
'Ukraine must have a NATO army before becoming a NATO member. We must define and secure strict compliance with legal and technical requirements to the production and provision of equipment with consideration of NATO standards,' the Head of State noted.
According to Petro Poroshenko, war against Ukraine is waged not only in the east, but also from any other possible direction. 'It is not only an offensive and aggression on our borders. It is also an active information and propaganda warfare aimed at inciting discord, decadence and frustration inside Ukraine through lies about our country, its authorities, troops and people. The enemy is trying to switch its efforts to the destabilization of the internal situation in Ukraine,' the President stressed.