ATO forces managed to liberate two-thirds of Donetsk and Lugansk regions and stop the Russian aggression near the Eastern borders.
Ukraine’s defense capacity was strengthened, the military supply system was reformed, and the military hardware was upgraded. Implementation of a new military doctrine remains a crucially important issue. It does not only officially recognizes Russia as an aggressor states, but necessitates redeployment of military units, as well as establishment of a relevant military infrastructure in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine.
Since July 4, 2014, the state concern ‘Ukroboronprom’ raised the manufacturing of weapons and military hardware by 36 times and began systematically provide Ukrainian Armed Forces with latest samples of armament. ‘Ukroboronprom’ enterprises adapt to NATO standards as far as the production of weapons is concerned. The latest e-purchasing system allowed ‘Ukroboronprom’ save 1 million UAH. Since its introduction, as of the beginning of December, 232 contracts worth 1,312 billion UAH were signed.
For the first time in the history of Ukraine, the Secretary General of NATO took part in one of the sessions of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
The focus on Euro-Atlantic integration has been designated in both the National Security Strategy and Military Doctrine. The task number one for Ukraine is to establish cooperation between Ukrainian armed Forces and Alliance forces.