President Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine today, January 24. The meeting was held against the backdrop of the threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Danilov said that the meeting considered a number of issues related to the priority measures of national security from internal and external threats. He also stressed that there is no need to panic about the situation in the country.
"We have our Armed Forces, which can fight back if necessary, the situation is absolutely under control. Our country is one, we are not going to give it up to anyone, the victory will be ours!" he added.
Danilov also denies a Russian invasion any time soon.
"We see no grounds today to assert that there will be a full-scale Russian offensive. I have been talking about this since October 30," the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council said.
Danilov also said that there is no active departure of representatives of foreign embassies from Ukraine. As of today, only three countries have announced partial evacuation - the United States, Britain and Australia.
In addition, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that as of today the Ukrainian Armed Forces have increased by 11 thousand people. The minister noted that the forces of the teorodorona in the border regions are now deployed to 70%, which allows to perform all the tasks.
"Today both ammunition and weapons for the deployment of territorial defense forces in the special period are already provided. But now we are working on the preparation of premises for deployment, appropriate places to store weapons, storage of equipment. All this is gradually deployed and will be done in a planned mode, "- he said.
Also, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said that the Cabinet of Ministers is expected to review the current program with the International Monetary Fund in February.
"We expect the next revision of the current program of the International Monetary Fund in February and, of course, we are working on the continuation of the next programs," - said Shmygal.
He assures that cooperation with the IMF mission happens almost every day.
He added that now in Ukraine there are no threats to the functioning of the national economy.
"There are no threats to the functioning of the national economy, except information, especially disinformation pressure. There are no other factors that can destabilize the national economy today," Shmygal noted.
He urged his compatriots to stay calm, because the situation, according to him, is now stable, while panic can have a negative impact on the economy.
"It is very important not to panic now. We have to understand that we can rely on our foreign partners, that our country's economy, foreign exchange reserves and stability of the economy will guarantee us a calm passing of this period," added the prime minister.
According to the Prime Minister, heating tariffs will not rise until the end of the heating season.
"The key message is not to panic, not to make informational groundless accents. It is important to remain calm and firmly engaged in the work of each of us," concluded his speech Shmygal