Ukraine’s Parliament approved a 500-point action plan for 2023, prioritizing security and defense.
According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, among the main tasks in these areas are the development of the military-industrial complex. This will include new production of ammunition, new missile programs, and provision of the army with drones, including Ukrainian-made ones. Also, it foresees cooperation with international partners for the joint production of new weapons and the involvement of the private sector in the development of the defense industry. The action plan also considers collaboration in dual-purpose technologies, demining of de-occupied territories, and implementing the Peace Formula. In addition, the government will work on further integration into the EU and NATO. The main tasks are to start negotiations on EU membership this year and to deepen political cooperation with NATO to ensure victory and further security. Among the priorities are energy security, the country’s reconstruction, macro-financial stability, and business support.