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President expands top security council

It now includes the heads of intelligence and financial monitoring.

President expands top security council
Photo: The president's press service

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expanded the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) to include the chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Vladyslav Bukharyev, and the head of the State Financial Monitoring Service, Ihor Cherkaskyy.

The NSDC now also includes the head of the president's office, Andriy Bohdan, and his two deputies, Vadym Prystayko and Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

On 28 May, Zelenskyy appointed former Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk new secretary of the NSDC.

On 31 May, the president approved a new composition of the NSDC, having included six members of his team in it and Finance Minister Oksana Markarova. There are still several members who were appointed by President Petro Poroshenko.

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