National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Рада національної безпеки
і оборони України

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Agency overview
Formed 1992
Preceding agency National Security Council
Headquarters 11 Bankova Street
Agency executives Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine
Raisa Bogatyrova, Secretary of RNBO

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view · Ukrainian: Рада національної безпеки і оборони України), locally referred by its abbreviation RNBO, is an organizational state body in Ukraine tasked with developing national security policy on domestic and international matters in advising the President of Ukraine (currently Viktor Yanukovych).

The Council was originally created in 1992 as the National Security Council, but significantly revamped and strengthened under President Leonid Kuchma in 1994. The head of the council is the President of Ukraine assisted by secretary whom he is allowed to appoint. As of April 2008, Raisa Bogatyrova is the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council. All the sessions of the council take place in the Presidential Administration Building.

# Name Secretary of Council
1 Volodymyr Horbulin August 30, 1994 — November 10, 1999
2 Yevhen Marchuk November 10, 1999 — June 25, 2003
3 Volodymyr Radchenko September 2, 2003 — January 20, 2005
4 Petro Poroshenko February 8, 2005 — September 8, 2005
5 Anatoliy Kinakh September 27, 2005 — May 16, 2006
act Volodymyr Horbulin May 24 to October 10, 2006
6 Vitaliy Haiduk October 10, 2006 — May 12, 2007
7 Ivan Pliusch May 12, 2007 — November 26, 2007
8 Raisa Bohatyriova December 24, 2007 — present

Beside the President and his/hers secretary the council consists also of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Minister of Defense, the Head of Security Service of Ukraine, the Minister of Internal Affairs, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada is not a member of the council, but he or she is allowed to participate in the meetings. Members of the council may also be other chairmen of government bodies of the Executive branch. Any other individual is only allowed by the special invitation from the Chairman of the Council.

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