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Armed Forces of Ukraine Command System to reform according to NATO standards

The reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine command system within the framework of the Ukraine-NATO cooperation program has proceeded to the advanced stage
Ukraine-NATO AFU control system reforms

According to the Ukraine-NATO program of cooperation, Alliance and Ukraine are forming a new command and control system, which will become the basis for further reform of the AFU, said Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine in NATO Egor Bozhok, Joinfo.ua reports.

“We along with NATO began the development of a new concept of how the new AFU command and control system should look, and this work is already at an advanced stage,” – he said.

“Soon enough we will get a detailed plan of what we need to do and what we need to achieve in the reforming process”, – Bozhok explained.

According to him, one year after the approving the decision to help in strengthening the defense capability of Kiev on the summit Ukraine-NATO in Wales, the NATO specialists conducted a detailed analysis of the current AFU command and control system.

“The evaluation was very critical. The general conclusion states that the current AFU command and control system does not correspond to NATO standards “, – he said.

“In a nutshell, our system does not fully coincide with the logic and philosophy of NATO. Our system has been and largely still is Soviet “- Bozhok added.

It should be noted, that NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg came with a two-day visit to Ukraine to open the international military trainings in the Lviv region, participating also in the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC). In addition, he intends to sign an agreement on opening of the Ukrainian representative office of NATO in the framework of NATO-Ukraine cooperation.

It should be recalled that three large-scale military exercises entitled Brave Warrior 2015 will be held in Hungary from September 14 to October 21, as a part of NATO’s plan for the autumn of this year. The participants are the army units of Hungary, U.S.A., Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia. In general, the exercises will be attended by military from 14 different states, the number of personnel will be 1,800 people.