The High Level Strategic Advisers of the Defense Reform Advisory Board (DRAB) commended the progress of reforms in Ukraine. They said that at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba on November 1.
Among the advisors were high level military experts from the US, UK, Germany and Canada.
The parties discussed the efforts of the new Government to curb Russian aggression, achieve peace and reintegration of certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agenda of defense and security sector reforms, prospects of Ukraine's membership in the North Atlantic Alliance.
Dmytro Kuleba assures that the three core priorities for Ukraine are economic growth, development of democracy and strengthening of the Armed Forces. He explained that concerns an open market economy integrated into the EU shared space, a sustainable democracy, the Armed Forces standards compliant with those of the North Atlantic Alliance.
The Deputy Prime Minister added that the Government is committed to establishing civilian control of the defense and security sector, which provides for transparency, accountability, parliamentary and public scrutiny. Dmytro Kuleba informed that the Government and the Parliament created a single platform for coordination of Euro-Atlantic integration so that reforms on the way to Ukraine's accession to NATO are coordinated, effective and rapid.
Foreign high level strategic advisers, in turn, expressed optimism about the reform efforts of the new Government.
The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the high level strategic advisers for their support, their contribution to the reform process, their willingness to share their experiences and expressed hope for further fruitful dialogue.