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 Siumar Resigns as Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council

Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Victoria Siumar has submitted a letter of resignation.

She announced it on her Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"I wrote a letter of resignation, as I promised immediately after the appointment. The task was to maintain the situation in the transition period. Now the information policy should be formed by the team of the President elect. At a time when people are waiting for explanations from authorities, it should be well coordinated at the highest level," stated Siumar.

According to her, one hundred days of work they managed to succeeded in laying the structural changes in the field of information security. "The main achievement is that the Ukrainian media have indeed become Ukrainian. For the past three months, the country lived in a single information space, where there was a common value - sovereign and integral Ukraine," she said.

Among the things that have been accomplished during her work in the National Security Council she named the decisions on the strategy of information space, cybersecurity strategy, termination of broadcast of Russian channels and the start of foreign broadcasting channel, promoting the law "On public service broadcasting" and personnel changes on television, the decision on registration of foreign journalists, coordination of security agencies' press services, the investigation of non-transparent media financing, and reorganization of the NSDC itself.

"The country is in dire need of public management, new political teams and coherent political programs that would give not emotional slogans but pragmatic answers to specific relevant questions: 1) what we want to achieve, 2) what tools can be used to achieve that 3) what are the criteria for assessing results. without a rational approach to politics and government management, we and the country are guaranteed a long period of "turbulence". Such new teams with new vision are on their way," Siumar wrote.

"Over the last six months all of us have done so much that you cannot but believe in Ukraine and Ukrainians anymore. This experience gives us hope to not just fast but rapid transformation because today they are the conditions for the survival of the country," she concluded.

Victoria Siumar worked as Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine from February 28, 2014.

 
 
 
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