Zelensky Amends Anti-Terrorism Center Decree
President Vladimir Zelensky amended the decree on the provisions relating to the Counter-Terrorism Center and its coordination groups within the regional bodies of the Security Service of Ukraine, in particular, established that the center will facilitate the Security Service of the ‘Ukraine in counterintelligence activities.
This is stated in Decree No. 159/2020, which is published on the President’s Office website.
In particular, the President supplemented the regulations on the activities of the Anti-Terrorism Center with a clause which provides assistance to the organs and units of the Ukrainian security services in the conduct of counterintelligence activities in the interests of the security of the state.
In addition, the President, in his decree, reduced the number of deputy heads of the Counterterrorism Center from four to two.
“The head of the Center has a first deputy and a deputy who are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Security Service of Ukraine on the proposal of the head of the Center. The first deputy and the deputy head of the Center are appointed from among the employees of the services Security Service of Ukraine. The deputy head of the Center is the head of the headquarters of the Center “- says the decree.
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In addition, the President added separate clauses on the activities of the headquarters of the Counter-Terrorism Center in separate decrees. In particular, it is noted that the headquarters will assist the organs and units of the Security Service of Ukraine to carry out counterintelligence activities in the interest of state security; to proceed in the manner established for the self-representation of the interests of the Center before the Ukrainian courts through the Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Center, who directs the work of the legal unit at headquarters and the employees of the legal unit of the seat.
In addition, the headquarters will provide scientific, organizational, documentary, informative, expert-analytical, financial, logistical and other support to the Center.
Zelensky has also changed the wording of certain functions of the coordination groups of the Counter-Terrorism Center within the regional bodies of the Security Service of Ukraine. In particular, the Head of State determined that these groups made recommendations aimed at improving the territorial subsystem of the unified state system to prevent, combat and end terrorist acts and minimize their consequences; determine the need for forces and means that can be used to combat terrorist demonstrations.
As you know, the Counter-Terrorism Center is a permanent body under the Security Service of Ukraine, which coordinates the activities of counter-terrorist entities to prevent terrorist acts against government officials, essential survival facilities, high-risk facilities , acts that threaten the lives and health of large numbers of people, and their termination.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru