President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree approving a new military-administrative division of the territory of Ukraine.
The head of state promulgated the relevant decision of the Council of 27 January, said the press service of the President on Friday 5 February.
Military-administrative division of the territory of Ukraine establishes territorial and geographical boundaries of responsibility of the military authorities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the implementation of military and administrative functions in the field of defence on land, in air and Maritime space, taking into account the territory, which is in accordance with the laws of Ukraine and decrees of the Verkhovna Rada recognized as temporarily occupied.
The presidential decree defines and regulates the normative question of the delimitation of the territory of the state into military-administrative districts in the interests of ensuring the defense of Ukraine.
Land territory of Ukraine is divided into four military land area, and a separate military land district, which is the area of responsibility of operational command «North», «South», «West» and «East».
Ukrainian airspace is divided into three air zones and one separate air district, which are the area of responsibility of air command «West», «South» and «Center».
Maritime space subject to the legal status of the temporarily occupied territory of internal sea waters and territorial sea of Ukraine around the Crimean Peninsula and certain districts of Donetsk region is divided into «black» and «Azov» naval zones of responsibility of the command of the Naval Forces of Armed Forces of Ukraine.
«The need to change the military-administrative division of the territory of Ukraine due to provisions of the Military doctrine of Ukraine, which provide for the mechanisms to respond to urgent threats to the military security of the state, in particular from the Russian Federation, as well as structural changes in the management system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the improvement which takes place in accordance with the Plan of reforming of Armed forces of Ukraine and the Strategic plan of application of Armed forces of Ukraine, other military formations and law enforcement agencies to repel armed aggression against Ukraine, approved by the President,» reported the press service of the head of state.
As reported, on January 27, Poroshenko at the NSDC meeting noted the need for the establishment of a new military-administrative division. The head of state noted that in this matter our country comes from the fact that «in the long historical perspective the main military threat is there and sadly, will remain, the aggressor country, the Russian Federation».
«So far this zoning was based on the fact that the lion’s share of divisions of Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military formations were concentrated on our Western border, where were created all conditions for accommodation of troops,» — said the head of state and noted that the East boundary was demarcated, and we actually had built a defense line on the Eastern border, for which the country has paid a very high price.
Poroshenko has approved a new military-administrative division of the country 05.02.2016